The Workflow Grid (was RE: Brain Dump #1)

Ulf Wiger <>
Mon Feb 10 09:40:06 CET 2003

On Mon, 10 Feb 2003  wrote:

>Joe Armstrong's call for unification of zope,
>jabber and blogger fits well with my personal
>project which I call the Workflow Grid. The
>followup pointers to other important work such
>as XUL have also been very useful to me.
>The computing infrastructure that we use every
>day fails to deal well with:
>    * Situations where the user has to deal
>      with computer and network activitiy that
>      takes a long time;
>    * Activities involving multiple computers
>      and/or people that need to be synchronized,
>      or at least co-ordinated;
>    * Cases where people want to deal with
>      various on-going activities at the same
>      time that have differing priorities and
>      time-delay characterisitics.

On a side note, the idea of building such a system was what
got me hooked on Erlang in the first place, back in 1992,
when I was deeply involved in Command & Control and Disaster
Response systems. I kinda got side-tracked building telecom
systems for the past few years, but it would be fun to see
it finally materialize. I agree that Erlang is pretty much
ideal for the task.

Ulf Wiger, Senior Specialist,
   / / /   Architecture & Design of Carrier-Class Software
  / / /    Strategic Product & System Management
 / / /     Ericsson Telecom AB, Connectivity & Control Nodes

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