Process model abstraction : a slider approach

Polyvyanyy, Artem, Smirnov, Sergey, & Weske, Mathias (2008) Process model abstraction : a slider approach. In Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, IEEE, München, Germany, pp. 325-331.

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Abstract

Process models provide companies efficient means for managing their business processes. Tasks where process models are employed are different by nature and require models of various abstraction levels. However, maintaining several models of one business process involves a lot of synchronization effort and is erroneous. Business process model abstraction assumes a detailed model of a process to be available and derives coarse grained models from it. The task of abstraction is to tell significant model elements from insignificant ones and to reduce the latter. In this paper we argue that process model abstraction can be driven by different abstraction criteria. Criterion choice depends on a task which abstraction facilitates. We propose an abstraction slider - a mechanism that allows user control of the model abstraction level. We discuss examples of combining the slider with different abstraction criteria and sets of process model transformation rules.

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ID Code: 70724
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional URLs:
DOI: 10.1109/EDOC.2008.17
ISBN: 9780769533735
ISSN: 1541-7719
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: 30 Apr 2014 00:24
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2014 02:01

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