An organization's ability to embrace change, greatly depends on systems that support their operation. Specifically, process engines might facilitate or hinder changes, depending on their flexibility, their extensibility and the changes required: current workflow engine characteristics create difficulties in organizations that need to incorporate some types of modifications. In this paper we present Cumbia, an extensible MDE platform to support the development of flexible and extensible process engines. In a Cumbia process, models represent participating concerns (control, resources, etc.), which are described with concern-specific languages. Cumbia models are executed in a coordinated way, using extensible engines specialized for each concern.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-174
Number of pages18
JournalLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume33
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

    Research areas

  • Business Process Management, Workflows, Workflow Extensibility, Model Driven Engineering

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