Context-aware Process Design: Exploring the Extrinsic Drivers for Process Flexibility

Rosemann, Michael & Recker, Jan C. (2006) Context-aware Process Design: Exploring the Extrinsic Drivers for Process Flexibility. In Latour, Thibaud & Petit, Michael (Eds.) The 18th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering. Proceedings of Workshops and Doctoral Consortium, Namur University Press, pp. 149-158.


Research on process flexibility has traditionally explored alternative ways of considering flexibility during the design of a business process. The focus typically has been on ways of how the demand for process flexibility can be satisfied by advanced process modeling techniques, i.e., issues intrinsic to the process. This paper proposes to extent current research by studying the extrinsic drivers for flexibility. These drivers can be found in the context of the process, which may include among others time, location, legislation, culture, performance requirements etc. Exemplary scenarios for such extrinsic flexibility drivers will be discussed and preliminary thoughts on context-aware process design approaches will be shared. The paper ends with a proposed research agenda in this area.

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ID Code: 4638
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: process modeling, process flexibility, process context
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 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 04 Jul 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:27

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