Inventing Less, Reusing More and Adding Intelligence to Business Process Modeling

Thom, Lucineia and Reichert, Manfred and Chiao, Carolina Ming and Iochpe, Cirano and Hess, Guillermo N. (2008) Inventing Less, Reusing More and Adding Intelligence to Business Process Modeling. In: 19th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA '08), September 2008, Turin, Italy.

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Recently, a variety of workflow patterns has been proposed focusing on specific aspects like control flow, data flow, and resource assignments. Though these patterns are relevant for implementing Business Process Modeling (BPM) tools and for evaluating the expressiveness of BPM languages, they do not contribute to reduce redundant specifications of recurrent business functions when modeling business processes. Furthermore, contemporary BPM tools do not support process designers in defining, querying, and reusing activity patterns as building blocks for process modeling. Related to these problems this paper proposes a set of activity patterns, evidences their practical relevance, and introduces a BPM tool for the modeling of business processes based on the reuse of these activity patterns. Altogether our approach fosters reuse of business functions specifications and helps to improve the quality and comparability of business process models.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: business function, activity pattern, business process modeling
Subjects: DBIS Research > Publications
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert
Date Deposited: 27 May 2008 18:20
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2013 19:41

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