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A Study of the Evolution of the Representational Capabilities of Process Modeling Grammars

Rosemann, Michael, Recker, Jan C., Indulska, Marta , & Green, Peter (2006) A Study of the Evolution of the Representational Capabilities of Process Modeling Grammars. In Dubois, Eric & Pohl, Klaus (Eds.) Advanced Information Systems Engineering - CAiSE 2006, Springer, Luxembourg, pp. 447-461.

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Abstract

A plethora of process modeling techniques has been proposed over the years. One way of evaluating and comparing the scope and completeness of techniques is by way of representational analysis. The purpose of this paper is to examine how process modeling techniques have developed over the last four decades. The basis of the comparison is the Bunge-Wand-Weber representation model, a benchmark used for the analysis of grammars that purport to model the real world and the interactions within it. This paper presents a comparison of representational analyses of several popular process modeling techniques and has two main outcomes. First, it provides insights, within the boundaries of a representational analysis, into the extent to which process modeling techniques have developed over time. Second, the findings also indicate areas in which the underlying theory seems to be over-engineered or lacking in specialization.

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ID Code: 4632
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details:j.recker@qut.edu.au
Keywords: process modeling, Representation Theory, Bunge, Wand, Weber model
DOI: 10.1007/11767138_30
ISBN: 354034652X
ISSN: 1611-3349
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 2006 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 2006
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 01:01

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