Workflow Patterns for Business Process Modeling

Thom, Lucineia and Iochpe, Cirano and Reichert, Manfred (2007) Workflow Patterns for Business Process Modeling. In: B. Pernici, J.A. Gulla (Eds.): Proc. of the CAiSE'06 Workshops (Vol. 1) - 8th Int'l Workshop on Business Process Modeling, Development, and Support (BPMDS'07), June 2007, Trondheim, Norway.

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For its reuse advantages, workflow patterns (e.g., control flow patterns, data patterns, resource patterns) are increasingly attracting the interest of both researchers and vendors. Frequently, business process or workflow models can be assembeled out of a set of recurrent process fragments (or recurrent business functions), each of them having generic semantics that can be described as a pattern. To our best knowledge, so far, there has been no (empirical) work evidencing the existence of such recurrent patterns in real workflow applications. Thus, in this paper we elaborate the frequency with which certain patterns occur in practice. Furthermore, we investigate completeness of workflow patterns (based on recurrent functions) with respect to their ability to capture a large variety of business processes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: DBIS Research > Publications
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2008 22:14
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2013 19:45

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