Change Patterns for Model Creation: Investigating the Role of Nesting Depth

Weber, Barbara and Pinggera, Jakob and Torres, Victoria and Reichert, Manfred (2013) Change Patterns for Model Creation: Investigating the Role of Nesting Depth. In: Proc. CAiSE'1 Workshops, 1st Int'l Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Information Systems Engineering, 17 June 2013, Valencia, Spain.

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Process model quality has been an area of considerable research efforts. In this context, the correctness-by-construction principle of change patterns offers a promising perspective. However, using change patterns for model creation imposes a more structured way of modeling. While the process of process modeling (PPM) based on change primitives has been investigated, little is known about this process based on change patterns and factors that impact the cognitive complexity of pattern usage. Insights from the field of cognitive psychology as well as observations from a pilot study suggest that the nesting depth of the model to be created has a significant impact on cognitive complexity. This paper proposes a research design to test the impact of nesting depth on the cognitive complexity of change pattern usage in an experiment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Process Model Quality, Process of Process Modeling, Change Patterns, Exploratory Study, Problem Solving
Subjects: DBIS Research > Publications
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert
Date Deposited: 07 May 2013 09:13
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2013 20:58

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