A secure workflow system for dynamic collaboration

Joon S. Park, Myong H. Kang, Judith N. Froscher

Research output: Chapter in Book/Entry/PoemConference contribution

6 Scopus citations


The emergence of the Internet has broken down geographic and organizational boundaries, providing a virtual common workplace regardless of the heterogeneity of participating organizations. Enterprise projects that used to be done autonomously now span multiple organizations. While an inter-organizational workflow, as one of several technologies supporting inter-organizational collaboration, provides an easy-to-use collaborative work environment for users, it also increases the complexity of security maintenance and brings about security problems that were not considered before. Unconventional collaborations among businesses and organizations are formed to advance common goals. In this paper, we address the security services to support inter-organizational collaborative enterprises, which may span multiple organizations, and describe how we develop a secure workflow system to satisfy the requirements by integrating with existing, wellknown technologies. Although we apply our ideas to particular technologies, such as workflows and RBAC, in this paper, we believe it is always possible to apply our approaches to other systems, which support many users from different organizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTrusted Information
Subtitle of host publicationThe New Decade Challenge - IFIP TC11 16th International Conference on Information Security, lFIP/Sec 2001
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)0792373898, 9780792373896
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventIFIP TC11 16th International Conference on Information Security, lFIP/Sec 2001 - Paris, France
Duration: Jun 11 2001Jun 13 2001

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238


OtherIFIP TC11 16th International Conference on Information Security, lFIP/Sec 2001


  • Dynamic collaboration
  • Information security
  • Role-based access control (rbac)
  • Workflow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management


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