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Virtual Environment Visualisation of Executable Business Process Models

Brown, Ross A. & Rasmussen, Rune K. (2010) Virtual Environment Visualisation of Executable Business Process Models. In Rao, N. Raghavendra (Ed.) Virtual Technologies for Business and Industrial Applications : Innovative and Synergistic Approaches. Business Science Reference, Hershey, PA, pp. 68-87.

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Abstract

Business Process Modelling is a fast growing field in business and information technology, which uses visual grammars to model and execute the processes within an organisation. However, many analysts present such models in a 2D static and iconic manner that is difficult to understand by many stakeholders. Difficulties in understanding such grammars can impede the improvement of processes within an enterprise due to communication problems. In this chapter we present a novel framework for intuitively visualising animated business process models in interactive Virtual Environments. We also show that virtual environment visualisations can be performed with present 2D business process modelling technology, thus providing a low barrier to entry for business process practitioners. Two case studies are presented from film production and healthcare domains that illustrate the ease with which these visualisations can be created. This approach can be generalised to other executable workflow systems, for any application domain being modelled.

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ID Code: 32262
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Virtual Worlds, Business Process Modelling, YAWL, Second Life
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-631-5.ch004
ISBN: 9781615206315
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) > Information Systems not elsewhere classified (080699)
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 > Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 by IGI Global
Deposited On: 17 May 2010 08:24
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2013 14:21

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