Representational Deficiency of Process Modelling Languages: Measures and Implications

Indulska, Marta, Recker, Jan C., Rosemann, Michael, & Green, Peter (2008) Representational Deficiency of Process Modelling Languages: Measures and Implications. In Golden, W., Acton, T., Conboy, K., van der Heijden, H., & Tuunainen, V. (Eds.) 16th European Conference on Information Systems, June 9-11, 2008, Galway, Ireland.


The large number of available process modelling languages has given rise to the need for evaluation and comparison of their representational capabilities. Over the last few years, the research community has risen to the challenge by carrying out a significant amount of work in the area of such analysis. Much of this effort is based on the Bunge-Wand-Weber representation model, a common benchmark used for the analysis of grammars that purport to model the real world and the interactions within it. However, the carried out BWW analyses of various process modelling languages exist largely separately from each other, with no comprehensive effort at the comparative measurement of their representational capability. This paper introduces four measures that, together, reflect the representational capacity and clarity of a process modelling language. These four measures are used in this paper to compare seven popular process modelling languages. The work provides insights into the representational deficiency similarities and differences between process modelling languages and also predicts some of their implications for practice.

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ID Code: 13948
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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ISBN: 9780955315923
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Conceptual Modelling (080603)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 02 Jul 2008 00:00
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