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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)

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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: 13976
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: process model, configuration, resource, object flow
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-87877-3_16
ISSN: 0302-9743
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: 17 Jul 2014 16:23

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