This function is only available in the Enterprise Solution.
A sub workflow is a branch of a "parent workflow". At the point where a sub workflow is inserted, the parent workflow is paused until the sub workflow has been completed. Sub workflows are passive connectors.
To set up a sub workflow, select the option when creating a new connector. After clicking on you can define which parameters this sub workflow should receive. Give the variable a name and define the type.
The same can now be defined for the outgoing parameters:
When creating a new workflow, you can now select the Sub Workflow Connector and set it up.