Beyond Control-Flow: Extending Business Process Configuration to Roles and Objects
La Rosa, Marcello, Dumas, Marlon, ter Hofstede, Arthur H.M., Mendling, Jan, & Gottschalk, Florian (2008) Beyond Control-Flow: Extending Business Process Configuration to Roles and Objects. In Li, Qing, Spaccapietra, Stefano, & Yu, Eric (Eds.) Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 199-215. (In Press)
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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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|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:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 Springer|
|Copyright Statement:||This is the author-version of the work. Conference proceedings published, by Springer Verlag, will be available via SpringerLink. http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/ Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|Deposited On:||04 Jul 2008|
|Last Modified:||08 Jun 2012 07:34|
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