Automating form-based processes through annotation

Sung Wook Kim, Hye Young Paik, Ingo Weber

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Despite all efforts to support processes through IT, processes based on paper forms are still prevalent. In this paper, we propose a costeffective and non-technical approach to automate form-based processes. The approach builds on several types of annotations: to help collect and distribute information for form fields; to choose appropriate process execution paths; and to support email distribution or approval for filled forms. We implemented the approach in a prototype, called EzyForms. We conducted a user study with 15 participants, showing that people with little technical background were able to automate the existing formbased processes efficiently.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationService-Oriented Computing - 10th International Conference, ICSOC 2012, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783642343209
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing, ICSOC 2012 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 12 Nov 201215 Nov 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7636 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference10th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing, ICSOC 2012


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