Aspect oriented business process modeling with precedence

Jalali, Amin, Wohed, Petia, & Ouyang, Chun (2012) Aspect oriented business process modeling with precedence. In Mendling, Jan & Weidlich, Matthias (Eds.) Business Process Model and Notation: 4th International Workshop Proceedings [Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Volume 125], Springer, Austria, pp. 23-37.

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Complexity is a major concern which is aimed to be overcome by people through modeling. One way of reducing complexity is separation of concerns, e.g. separation of business process from applications. One sort of concerns are cross-cutting concerns i.e. concerns which are scattered and tangled through one of several models. In business process management, examples of such concerns are security and privacy policies. To deal with these cross-cutting concerns, the aspect orientated approach was introduced in the software development area and recently also in the business process management area. The work presented in this paper elaborates on aspect oriented process modelling. It extends earlier work by defining a mechanism for capturing multiple concerns and specifying a precedence order according to which they should be handled in a process. A formal syntax of the notation is presented precisely capturing the extended concepts and mechanisms. Finally, the relevant of the approach is demonstrated through a case study.

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ID Code: 51423
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Business Process Modeling, BPMN, Aspect oriented, Separation of concerns
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33155-8_3
ISBN: 9783642331541
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at SpringerLink
Deposited On: 03 Jul 2012 23:06
Last Modified: 18 May 2013 21:42

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