Object-aware Business Processes: Properties, Requirements, Existing Approaches

Künzle, Vera and Weber, Barbara and Reichert, Manfred (2010) Object-aware Business Processes: Properties, Requirements, Existing Approaches. Technical Report. University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany.

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Despite the increasing maturity of process management technology not all business processes are adequately supported by it. In particular, support for unstructured and knowledge-intensive processes is missing, especially since they cannot be straight-jacketed into predefined activities. A common characteristic of these processes is the role of busi-ness objects and data as drivers for process modeling and enactment. This paper elicits fundamental requirements for effectively supporting such object-aware processes; i.e., their modeling, execution and monitoring. Based on these requirements, we evaluate imperative, declarative, and data-driven process support approaches and investigate how well they support object-aware processes. We consider a tight integration of process and data as major step towards further maturation of process management technology.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Process-aware Information Systems, Object-aware Process Management, Data-driven Process Execution
Subjects: DBIS Research > Publications
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2010 21:55
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2013 19:35
URI: http://dbis.eprints.uni-ulm.de/id/eprint/681

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