Indexing and efficient instance-based retrieval of process models using untanglings

Polyvyanyy, Artem, La Rosa, Marcello, & ter Hofstede, Arthur H.M. (2014) Indexing and efficient instance-based retrieval of process models using untanglings. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science [Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2014], Springer Verlag, Thessaloniki, Greece, pp. 439-456.

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Process-Aware Information Systems (PAISs) support executions of operational processes that involve people, resources, and software applications on the basis of process models. Process models describe vast, often infinite, amounts of process instances, i.e., workflows supported by the systems. With the increasing adoption of PAISs, large process model repositories emerged in companies and public organizations. These repositories constitute significant information resources. Accurate and efficient retrieval of process models and/or process instances from such repositories is interesting for multiple reasons, e.g., searching for similar models/instances, filtering, reuse, standardization, process compliance checking, verification of formal properties, etc. This paper proposes a technique for indexing process models that relies on their alternative representations, called untanglings. We show the use of untanglings for retrieval of process models based on process instances that they specify via a solution to the total executability problem. Experiments with industrial process models testify that the proposed retrieval approach is up to three orders of magnitude faster than the state of the art.

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ID Code: 65403
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-07881-6_30
ISBN: 978-331907880-9
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 16 Dec 2013 05:06
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2016 05:07

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