Adequacy in Process Modeling: A Review of Measures and a Proposed Research Agenda - Position Paper -

Recker, Jan & Mendling, Jan (2007) Adequacy in Process Modeling: A Review of Measures and a Proposed Research Agenda - Position Paper -. In Pernici, Barbara & Gulla, Jon Atle (Eds.) CAiSE 2007 Workshop Proceedings Vol. 1, Tapir Academic Press, Trondheim, Norway, pp. 235-244.

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Adequacy of process design is closely connected to the notion of process model adequacy, which in turn is a surrogate for model quality. Quality of modeling is an important field of research in which, however, a comprehensive and gen-erally acknowledged understanding is still outstanding. Notions of "model", "adequacy" and "quality" often remain vague and focus on single aspects such as "syntax" or "semantics" rather than a comprehensive perspective. In this paper we review existing measures and proposals for process model quality as a surrogate for modeling adequacy. Forthcoming from this review we argue that it is foremost the question of modeling pragmatics that is of pertinence when trying to ascertain the adequacy of process modeling. We illustrate how prag-matic concerns mediate traditional conceptions of model quality. The paper ends with a proposed research agenda in the area of process model quality that stipulates an adequacy perspective with a closer focus on the socio-organizational context in which process modeling occurs.

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ID Code: 10614
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: paper published within 'CAiSE 2007 Workshop Proceedings Vol.1' ; For more information, please refer to the conference/ publisher's website (see hypertext link) or contact the authors.
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Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Conceptual Modelling (080603)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult authors)
Deposited On: 09 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:33

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