Digital Structured Forms Supporting Flexible Workflows
Workflows in organizations are often based on paper forms. This thesis proposes a technology to replace paper forms with digital forms. A document file format for forms is defined. It supports basic form components known from web forms, but also dynamic elements which can react to user inputs. Forms can be exchanged as files and provide an interface for automated processing. The document file format is evaluated in a practical context. For a paper-based example workflow, a digital form is designed and theoretically introduced. This affects the workflow and its environment. Further technical infrastructure is required, in return different steps of the work- flow are facilitated for the participants.