Conceptual Modelling in 3D Virtual Worlds for Process Communication

Brown , Ross (2010) Conceptual Modelling in 3D Virtual Worlds for Process Communication. In Asia-Pacific Conferences on Conceptual Modelling (APCCM 2010), 18-21 January 2010, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.

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Traditionally, conceptual modelling of business processes involves the use of visual grammars for the representation of, amongst other things, activities, choices and events. These grammars, while very useful for experts, are difficult to understand by naive stakeholders. Annotations of such process models have been developed to assist in understanding aspects of these grammars via map-based approaches, and further work has looked at forms of 3D conceptual models. However, no one has sought to embed the conceptual models into a fully featured 3D world, using the spatial annotations to explicate the underlying model clearly. In this paper, we present an approach to conceptual process model visualisation that enhances a 3D virtual world with annotations representing process constructs, facilitating insight into the developed model. We then present a prototype implementation of a 3D Virtual BPMN Editor that embeds BPMN process models into a 3D world. We show how this gives extra support for tasks performed by the conceptual modeller, providing better process model communication to stakeholders..

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ID Code: 29855
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Conceptual Modelling, Virtual Worlds, Process Models, BPMN
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) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Virtual Reality and Related Simulation (080111)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Information Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Please consult the author.
Deposited On: 21 Jan 2010 03:07
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:28

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