On Dealing with Structural Conflicts between Process Type and Instance Changes

Rinderle, Stefanie and Reichert, Manfred and Dadam, Peter (2004) On Dealing with Structural Conflicts between Process Type and Instance Changes. In: Proc. 2nd. Int'l Conf. Business Process Management (BPM'04), Potsdam, Germany.

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Adaptive process management systems must be able to support
changes of single process instances as well as modifications at the process type level and their propagation to a collection of related process instances. So far, these two kinds of dynamic process changes have been mainly considered in an isolated manner. However, especially for long-running processes, it must be possible to handle the interplay between process type and instance changes as well, but without running into trouble at runtime. This paper presents an extended criterion for correctly propagating process type changes to both, instances which are still running according to their original schema and instances which have been
individually modified. In this context, we discuss and categorize structural conflicts potentially occuring between concurrent process changes. We show that our considerations are applicable to different process meta models and present tests for quickly detecting such structural conflicts.

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: Eva Mader
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2008 09:56
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2011 10:24
URI: http://dbis.eprints.uni-ulm.de/id/eprint/167

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