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Beyond Control-Flow: Extending Business Process Configuration to Resources and Objects

La Rosa, Marcello, Dumas, Marlon, ter Hofstede, Arthur H.M., Mendling, Jan, & Gottschalk, Florian (2007) Beyond Control-Flow: Extending Business Process Configuration to Resources and Objects. Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

A configurable process model is an integrated representation of multiple variants of a business process. It is designed to be individualized to meet a particular set of requirements. As such, configurable process models promote systematic reuse of proven or common practices. Existing notations for configurable process modeling focus on capturing tasks and control-flow dependencies, neglecting equally important aspects of business processes such as data flow, material flow and resource management. This paper fills this gap by proposing an integrated meta-model for configurable processes with advanced features for capturing resources involved in the performance of tasks (through task-role associations) as well as flow of data and physical artifacts (through task-object associations). Although embodied as an extension of a popular process modeling notation, namely EPC, the meta-model is defined in an abstract and formal manner to make it applicable to other notations.

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ID Code: 11240
Item Type: Report
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Keywords: Process model, configuration, resource, object flow
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Conceptual Modelling (080603)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 QUT
Deposited On: 18 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 00:20

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