Configurable multi-perspective business process models

La Rosa, Marcello, Dumas, Marlon, ter Hofstede, Arthur H.M., & Mendling, Jan (2011) Configurable multi-perspective business process models. Information Systems : Databases : Their Creation, Management and Utilization, 36(2), pp. 313-340.

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A configurable process model provides a consolidated view of a family of business processes. It promotes the reuse of proven practices by providing analysts with a generic modelling artifact from which to derive individual process models. Unfortunately, the scope of existing notations for configurable process modelling is restricted, thus hindering their applicability. Specifically, these notations focus on capturing tasks and control-flow dependencies, neglecting equally important ingredients of business processes such as data and resources. This research fills this gap by proposing a configurable process modelling notation incorporating features for capturing resources, data and physical objects involved in the performance of tasks. The proposal has been implemented in a toolset that assists analysts during the configuration phase and guarantees the correctness of the resulting process models. The approach has been validated by means of a case study from the film industry.

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ID Code: 40940
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: configurable process modeling notation
DOI: 10.1016/
ISSN: 0306-4379
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Engineering and Theory (080607)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems Theory (080611)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Elsevier
Deposited On: 24 Mar 2011 22:11
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 14:34

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