Flexible Data Acquisition in Object-aware Process Management

Steinau, Sebastian and Andrews, Kevin and Reichert, Manfred (2017) Flexible Data Acquisition in Object-aware Process Management. In: 7th Int'l Symposium on Data-driven Process Discovery and Analysis (SIMPDA 2017), 6 - 8 Dec 2017 , Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

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Abstract. Data-centric approaches to business process management, in general, no longer require specific activities to be executed in a certain order, but instead data values must be present in business objects for a successful completion. While this holds the promise of more flexible processes, the addition of the data perspective results in increased complexity. Therefore, data-centric approaches must be able to cope with the increased complexity, while still fulfilling the promise of more flexible processes. Object-aware process management specifies business processes in terms of objects as well as their lifecycle processes. Lifecycle processes determine how an object acquires all necessary data values. As data values are not always available in the order the lifecycle process of an object requires, the lifecycle process must be able to flexibly handle these deviations. Object-aware process management provides operational semantics with flexible data acquisition built into it, instead of tasking the process modeler with pre-specifying a flexible process. At the technical level, the flexible data acquisition is accomplished with process rules.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: DBIS Research > Publications
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science > Institute of Databases and Informations Systems > DBIS Research and Teaching > DBIS Research > Publications
Depositing User: Sebastian Steinau
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2017 10:36
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2020 23:43
URI: http://dbis.eprints.uni-ulm.de/id/eprint/1578

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