Architecural Principles and Components of Adaptive Process Management Technology

Reichert, Manfred and Dadam, Peter and Rinderle-Ma, Stefanie and Jurisch, Martin and Kreher, Ulrich and Goeser, Kevin (2009) Architecural Principles and Components of Adaptive Process Management Technology. In: PRIMIUM - Process Innovation for Enterprise Software. Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) (P-151). Koellen-Verlag, pp. 81-97.

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Process-aware information systems (PAIS) must not freeze business processes, but should enable authorized users to deviate from the implemented workflows on-the-fly and to dynamically evolve them over time. While there has been a lot of work on the theoretical foundations of dynamic process changes, there is still a lack of implemented PAIS providing this dynamics. Designing the architecture of such adaptive PAIS, however, constitutes a big challenge due to the high complexity coming with dynamic changes. Besides this, performance, robustness, security and usability of the PAIS must not be affected by the added flexibility. In the AristaFlow project we follow a holistic approach to master this complexity. Based on a conceptual framework for adaptive process management, we have designed a sophisticated architecture for next generation process management technology. This paper discusses major design goals and basic architectural principles, gives insights into selected system components, and shows how change support features can be realized in an integrated and efficient manner.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: DBIS Research > Publications
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2008 20:07
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2011 10:26

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