Clinical Processes - The Killer Application for Constraint-Based Process Interactions?

Jimenez-Ramirez, Andres and Barba, Irene and Reichert, Manfred and Weber, Barbara and Del Valle, Carmelo (2018) Clinical Processes - The Killer Application for Constraint-Based Process Interactions? In: 30th Int'l Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2018), 11-15 June 2018, Tallinn, Estonia.

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For more than a decade, the interest in aligning information systems in a process-oriented way has been increasing. To enable opera-tional support for business processes, the latter are usually specified in an imperative way. The resulting process models, however, tend to be too rigid to meet the flexibility demands of the actors involved. Declarative process modeling languages, in turn, provide a promising alternative in scenarios in which a high level of flexibility is demanded. In the scientific literature, declarative languages have been used for modeling rather sim-ple processes or synthetic examples. However, to the best of our knowl-edge, they have not been used to model complex, real-world scenarios that comprise constraints going beyond control-flow. In this paper, we propose the use of a declarative language for modeling a sophisticated healthcare process scenario from the real world. The scenario is subject to complex temporal constraints and entails the need for coordinating the constraint-based interactions among the processes related to a pa-tient treatment process. As demonstrated in this work, the selected real process scenario can be suitably modeled through a declarative approach.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Process flexibility, declarative process model, healthcare process, temporal constraints
Subjects: DBIS Research > Publications
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2018 22:02
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2018 11:32

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