Dynamic weaving in aspect oriented business process management

Jalali, Amin, Wohed, Petia, Ouyang, Chun, & Johannesson, Paul (2013) Dynamic weaving in aspect oriented business process management. In Meersman, Robert, Panetto, Hervé, Dillon, Tharam, Eder, Johann, Bellahsene, Zohra, Ritter, Norbert, et al. (Eds.) Lecture Notes in Computer Science : On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems : OTM 2013 Conferences, Springer, Graz, Austria, pp. 2-20.

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Reducing complexity in Information Systems is an important topic in both research and industry. One strategy to deal with complexity is separation of concerns, which results in less complex, easily maintainable and more reusable systems. Separation of concerns can be addressed through the Aspect Oriented paradigm. Although this paradigm has been well researched in programming, it is still at the preliminary stage in the area of Business Process Management. While some efforts have been made to extend business process modelling with aspect oriented capability, it has not yet been investigated how aspect oriented business process models should be executed at runtime. In this paper, we propose a generic solution to support execution of aspect oriented business process models based on the principle behind dynamic weaving of aspects. This solution is formally specified using Coloured Petri Nets. The resulting formal specification serves as the blueprint to the implementation of a service module in the framework of a state-of-the-art Business Process Management System. Using this developed artefact, a case study is performed in which two simplified processes from real business in the domain of banking are modelled and executed in an aspect oriented manner. Through this case study, we also demonstrate that adoption of aspect oriented modularization increases the reusability while reducing the complexity of business process models in practice.

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ID Code: 65095
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Confederated International Conferences: CoopIS, DOA-Trusted Cloud, and ODBASE 2013, Graz, Austria, September 9-13, 2013. Proceedings
Keywords: Business Process Management, Aspect Oriented, Weaving, Service Oriented Architecture, Reusability, Coloured Petri Nets
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-41030-7_2
ISBN: 9783642410291
ISSN: 0302-9743
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 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Statement: The final publication is available at link.springer.com
Deposited On: 04 Dec 2013 23:38
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2014 23:36

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