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Representation Theory versus Workflow Patterns – The Case of BPMN

Recker, Jan C., Wohed, Petia, & Rosemann, Michael (2006) Representation Theory versus Workflow Patterns – The Case of BPMN. In Embley, David W., Olive, Antoni, & Ram, Sudha (Eds.) 25th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, November 6-9, 2006, Tucson, AZ, USA.

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Abstract

Selecting an appropriate process modeling language forms an important task within business process management projects. A wide range of process modeling languages has been developed over the last decades, leading to an obvious need for rigorous theory to assist in the evaluation and comparison of the capabilities of these languages. While academic progress in the area of process modeling language evaluation has been made on at least two premises, Representation Theory and Workflow Patterns, it remains unclear how these frameworks relate to each other. We use a generic framework for language evaluation to establish similarities and differences between these acknowledged reference frameworks and discuss how and to what extent they complement respectively substitute each other. Our line of investigation follows the case of the popular BPMN modeling language, whose evaluation from the perspectives of Representation Theory and Workflow Patterns is reconciled in this paper.

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ID Code: 5417
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (link above) or contact the author: m.rosemann@qut.edu.au
DOI: 10.1007/11901181_7
ISBN: 9783540472247
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems Development Methodologies (080608)
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: 10 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 11:51

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