Nikos Karacapilidis, Emmanuel Adamides


Business process modelling is widely considered as the most critical task in the development of enterprise information systems that address the actual needs of a company. As business processes cross functional and sometimes company boundaries, the coordinated inclusion of diverse perspectives and knowledge sources is necessary. Towards this end, this paper presents an information systems framework that aims at the exploitation of personalised knowledge through a structured process of collaborative and argumentative business process model construction. By integrating an argumentation system that is specific to business process modelling with a discrete-event modelling simulation tool, we provide the appropriate infrastructure to increase the productivity and effectiveness of process design and re-engineering efforts. The paper presents the design rationale, the structure and the functionality of the proposed framework through a comprehensive example of collaborative work towards building a model of a typical business process in a manufacturing company.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Karacapilidis N. and Adamides E. (2004). ENHANCING COLLABORATION IN BUSINESS PROCESS MODELLING . In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 972-8865-00-7, pages 403-410. DOI: 10.5220/0002634604030410

in Bibtex Style

author={Nikos Karacapilidis and Emmanuel Adamides},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
SN - 972-8865-00-7
AU - Karacapilidis N.
AU - Adamides E.
PY - 2004
SP - 403
EP - 410
DO - 10.5220/0002634604030410