Industrial Uptake of YAWL


first:utility and first:telecom in the UK, both companies part of the Impello plc group of companies, providing energy and telecoms services respectively, collaborated with QUT for several years on the YAWL project. These companies have built software around the YAWL system providing a novel approach to page navigation for web based systems together with the more traditional use of choreographing long-lived business processes.

GECKO, a Germany-based software development and IT services company, aims to make use of the new YAWL 2.0 release for supporting resource-centric workflows in the context of an R&D project. The project addresses the application domain of clinical surgical suites and aims to provide support for peri-operative clinical processes based on the YAWL system as well as by building extensions to support e.g. cooperating workflows and non-human resource management.

The Knexus Research Corporation collaborates with the YAWL foundation to provide YAWL-related services to the US Naval Research Laboratory.

The European Defence Agency (EDA) is using YAWL 2.1 for modelling and implementing personnel management processes. EDA's domain experts get support from a small modelling team.

MMT Seguros, a car insurance company based in Spain, is using YAWL to implement claims management and internal quality assurance processes.


The FERP Worklow System uses YAWL as part of its software.

InsuraPro Workflow claims to use YAWL as its "mathematical footing".

As stated in this paper the workflow management module of Axxerion "includes concepts from YAWL".

SWS has based the long term development strategy for its FlowConnect platform on YAWL and the workflow patterns.

A Petri net design tool called Woped, developed at the Berufsakamedie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, claims to have an interface to YAWL.