|Antonietta Grasso, Jean-Luc Meunier, Daniele Pagani, Remo Pareschi|
|Computer Supported Cooperative Work: The Journal of Collaborative Computing, 6(1), pp. 1-26, 1997.|
This paper describes WebFlow, an environment that supports distributed coordination services on the World Wide Web. WebFlow leverages the HTTP Web transport protocol and consists of a number of tools for the development of applications that require the coordination of multiple, distributed servers. Typical applications of WebFlow include distributed document workspaces, inter-intra-enterprise workflow, and electronic commerce. In this paper we describe the general WebFlow Architecture for distributed coordination, and then focus on the environment for ditributed workflow.