On the syntax of reference model configuration: Transforming the C-EPC into lawful EPC models

Recker, Jan C., Rosemann, Michael, van der Aalst, Wil M. P., & Mendling, Jan (2005) On the syntax of reference model configuration: Transforming the C-EPC into lawful EPC models. In Kindler, Ekkart & Nüttgens, Markus (Eds.) First International Workshop on Business Process Reference Models (BPRM’05), 5 September, Nancy, France.


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For Enterprise Systems (ES) to provide support for the business operations of enterprises, they need to be configured to fit organizational requirements. ES reference models aim at supporting this task but, up to now, fail in providing adequate conceptual support due to missing configurability of the models themselves. This paper extends the work on a configurable reference modeling notation. In previous research we developed an adequate conceptual notation for configurable reference models. This paper considers a syntactic perspective of reference model configuration. We discuss the lawful environments of configurable nodes and report about syntactic and semantic implications of model configuration in these environments. We then apply these findings in the design of a XML-based interchange format for reference model configuration and discuss its applicability for the conceptual design of tool support for the configuration of reference process models, which will facilitate and aid the verification of the syntactical correctness of configured reference process models that may then be mapped to executable process specifications.

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ID Code: 2093
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Process configuration, reference modeling, Enterprise Systems
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 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 27 Nov 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2011 09:31

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