Vertical alignment of process models – how can we get there?

Weidlich, Matthias, Barros, Alistair P., Mendling, Jan, & Weske, Mathias (2009) Vertical alignment of process models – how can we get there? Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing : Enterprise, Business-Process and Information Systems Modeling, 29, pp. 71-84.

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There is a wide variety of drivers for business process modelling initiatives, reaching from business evolution and process optimisation over compliance checking and process certification to process enactment. That, in turn, results in models that differ in content due to serving different purposes. In particular, processes are modelled on different abstraction levels and assume different perspectives. Vertical alignment of process models aims at handling these deviations. While the advantages of such an alignment for inter-model analysis and change propagation are out of question, a number of challenges has still to be addressed. In this paper, we discuss three main challenges for vertical alignment in detail. Against this background, the potential application of techniques from the field of process integration is critically assessed. Based thereon, we identify specific research questions that guide the design of a framework for model alignment.

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ID Code: 72886
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: 10th International Workshop, BPMDS 2009, and 14th International Conference, EMMSAD 2009, held at CAiSE 2009, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 8-9, 2009. Proceedings
Keywords: Process model alignment, Business-IT gap, Model consistency, Model correspondences
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-01862-6_7
ISBN: 978-3-642-01862-6
ISSN: 1865-1356
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Deposited On: 18 Jun 2014 23:24
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