HotMobile 2006
Conference paper

Supporting mobile business workflow with commune


We propose Commune, a workflow management system that supports a mobile workforce. We introduce the “mini-workflow,” a network-isolated subcomponent of a business workflow process. Mini-workflows enable subsets of business workflow to be off-loaded into mobile client environments by leveraging web services. We describe how mini-workflows overcome the challenges of intermittent connectivity and we describe our BPEL-based implementation.