Workflow Time Patterns for Process-aware Information Systems

Lanz, Andreas and Weber, Barbara and Reichert, Manfred (2010) Workflow Time Patterns for Process-aware Information Systems. In: Proceedings Enterprise, Business-Process, and Information Systems Modelling: 11th International Workshop BPMDS and 15th International Conference EMMSAD at CAiSE 2010 , June 7-8, 2010, Hammamet, Tunisia.

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Formal specification and operational support of time constraints constitute fundamental challenges for any process-aware information system. Although temporal constraints play an important role in the context of long-running business processes, time support is limited in existing process management systems. By contrast, different kinds of planning tools (e.g., calendar systems, project management tools) provide more sophisticated facilities for handling task-related time constraints, but lack operational support for business processes. This paper presents a set of time patterns to foster systematic design and comparison of the different technologies in respect to the time perspective. These time patterns are all based on empirical evidence from several large case studies. Their widespread use will contribute to further maturation of process-aware information systems and related evaluation schemes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Workflow, Temporal Constraints, Time Constraints, Workflow Time Patterns
Subjects: DBIS Research > Publications
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2010 21:01
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2012 14:23

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