Patterns based evaluation of OpenWFE
Petia Wohed of the Information Systems Laboratory of the University of Stockholm published along with 4 other authors a workflow pattern based evaluation of OpenWFE, jBPM and Enhydra Shark (draft).
The version of OpenWFE taken for the paper (whose redaction started in june 2007) is the Java version. This paper offers a great perspective on the workflow patterns and how the 3 open source projects attempt at supporting them.
OpenWFE scored well, that’s a good sign for OpenWFEru and its support of workflow patterns. I’ll certainly reconsider this piece of Rufus (OpenWFEru) documentation in the light of Petia’s paper, maybe I’ll tag some implementations as “indirect” (derived rather than direct support).
(I’ve just written something about Rufus support of the pattern 18 “Milestone”)
Congratulations to Petia et al, that’s a lot of work and it should very beneficial for the 3 workflow projects.
Petia chose not to include YAWL, the open source workflow system of her research group given the involvement of some of the paper authors in that system.