Time patterns for process-aware information systems

Lanz, Andreas and Weber, Barbara and Reichert, Manfred (2014) Time patterns for process-aware information systems. Requirements Engineering, 19 (2). pp. 113-141. ISSN 0947-3602

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Companies increasingly adopt process-aware information systems (PAISs) due to their promising perspectives for improved business process support. Although the proper handling of temporal constraints is crucial in this context, existing PAISs vary significantly regarding their support of the temporal perspective of a business process. To make PAISs comparable with respect to their ability to deal with temporal constraints and to facilitate the development of a time-aware PAIS, this paper suggests 10 time patterns. All patterns are based on empirical evidence we gathered in case studies. Additionally, they are validated through a systematic literature review. Based on the time patterns, we then provide an in-depth evaluation of selected PAISs and academic approaches. Altogether, the 10 time patterns will not only facilitate the selection of technologies for realizing time- and process-aware information systems but can also be used as reference for implementing time support in PAISs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: DBIS Research > Publications
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science > Institute of Databases and Informations Systems > DBIS Research and Teaching > DBIS Research > Publications
Depositing User: Andreas Lanz
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2012 22:21
Last Modified: 18 May 2014 18:35
URI: http://dbis.eprints.uni-ulm.de/id/eprint/854

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