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Managing large collections of business process models - Current techniques and challenges

Dijkman, Remco M., La Rosa, Marcello, & Reijers, Hajo A. (2012) Managing large collections of business process models - Current techniques and challenges. Computers in Industry, 63(2), pp. 91-97.

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Abstract

Nowadays, business process management is an important approach for managing organizations from an operational perspective. As a consequence, it is common to see organizations develop collections of hundreds or even thousands of business process models. Such large collections of process models bring new challenges and provide new opportunities, as the knowledge that they encapsulate requires to be properly managed. Therefore, a variety of techniques for managing large collections of business process models is being developed. The goal of this paper is to provide an overview of the management techniques that currently exist, as well as the open research challenges that they pose.

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ID Code: 48184
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: process model collection, variability management, model management, refactoring, process model consolidation
DOI: 10.1016/j.compind.2011.12.003
ISSN: 0166-3615
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Elsevier B.V.
Copyright Statement: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Computers in Industry. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Computers in Industry, [Volume 63, Issue 2, (February 2012)]. DOI: 10.1016/j.compind.2011.12.003
Deposited On: 23 Jan 2012 10:30
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2013 19:04

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