Unraveling unstructured process models

Dumas, Marlon, García-Bañuelos, Luciano, & Polyvyanyy, Artem (2010) Unraveling unstructured process models. In Mendling, Jan, Weidlich, Matthias, & Weske, Mathias (Eds.) Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing : Business Process Modeling Notation, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Potsdam, Germany, pp. 1-7.

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A BPMN model is well-structured if splits and joins are always paired into single-entry-single-exit blocks. Well-structuredness is often a desirable property as it promotes readability and makes models easier to analyze. However, many process models found in practice are not well-structured, and it is not always feasible or even desirable to restrict process modelers to produce only well-structured models. Also, not all processes can be captured as well-structured process models. An alternative to forcing modelers to produce well-structured models, is to automatically transform unstructured models into well-structured ones when needed and possible. This talk reviews existing results on automatic transformation of unstructured process models into structured ones.

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ID Code: 70713
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-16298-5_1
ISBN: 9783642162978
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (080500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 29 Apr 2014 23:13
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 02:01

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