Workflow Management: Workflow basics and evolution towards coordination

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Nowadays, the integration between process management and distributed systems has significantly grown. This paper tries to delineate the main features that affected and are going to interest workflow management.
To begin with main process management definitions will be provided, then, there will be a focus on workflow concepts and workflow management technology. Finally, social organization of work, coordination and new agents-based development will give a view of old and new fields that are going to improve workflow management technology.