Time Patterns for Process-aware Information Systems: A Pattern-based Analysis - Revised version

Lanz, Andreas and Weber, Barbara and Reichert, Manfred (2009) Time Patterns for Process-aware Information Systems: A Pattern-based Analysis - Revised version. Technical Report. University of Ulm, Ulm.

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Formal speci�cation and operational support of time constraints constitute fundamental challenges for any enterprise information system. Although temporal constraints play an important role in the context of long-running business processes, time support is very limited in existing process management systems. By contrast, di�fferent kinds of planning tools (e.g., calendar systems and project management tools) provide more sophisticated facilities for handling task-related time constraints, but lack an operational support for business processes. This paper presents a set of 10 time patterns to foster the systematic design and comparison of these different technologies in respect to time management. These time patterns are all based on empirical evidence from several large case studies. In order to ease use and implementation for each time pattern we provide a precise formal semantics. In addition, we provide an in-depth evaluation of selected process management systems, calendar systems and project management tools based on the suggested patterns. The presented work will not only facilitate comparison of these diff�erent technologies in respect to their support of time constraints, but also make evident that their integration o�ers promising perspectives in respect to time support for long-running business processes. Their widespread use will contribute to further maturation of process-aware information systems and related evaluation schemes.

Item Type:Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects:DBIS Research > Publications
ID Code:648
Deposited By: Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert
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Deposited On:28 Dec 2009 22:11
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