RALph: A Graphical Notation for Resource Assignments in Business Processes

Cabanillas, Cristina and Knuplesch, David and Resinas, Manuel and Reichert, Manfred and Mendling, Jan and Ruiz-Cortes, Antonio (2015) RALph: A Graphical Notation for Resource Assignments in Business Processes. In: 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2015), 8-12 June 2015, Stockholm, Sweden.

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The business process (BP) resource perspective deals with the management of human as well as non-human resources throughout the process lifecycle. Although it has received increasing attention recently, there exists no graphical notation for it up until now that is both expressive enough to cover well-known resource selection conditions and independent of any BP modelling language. In this paper, we introduce RALph, a graphical notation for the assignment of human resources to BP activities. We define its semantics by mapping this notation to a language that has been formally defined in description logics, which enables
its automated analysis. Although we show how RALph can be seamlessly integrated with BPMN, it is noteworthy that the notation is independent of the BP modelling language. Altogether, RALph will foster the visual modelling of the resource perspective in BPs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: BPM, graphical notation, RALph, resource assignment
Subjects: DBIS Research > Publications
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert
Date Deposited: 29 May 2015 21:19
Last Modified: 29 May 2015 21:19
URI: http://dbis.eprints.uni-ulm.de/id/eprint/1162

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