A Multi-level Modeling Framework for Designing and Implementing Cross-Organizational Business Processes

Ulrike Greiner, Sonia Lippe, Timo Kahl, Jörg Ziemann, Frank-Walter Jäkel

Abstract

Increasing cooperation of organizations leads to the necessity of efficient modeling and implementation of cross-organizational business processes (CBPs). Various stakeholders that pursue different perspectives on processes are involved in the design of CBPs. Enterprise modeling supports a common understanding of business processes for different stakeholders across organizations and serves as basis to generate executable models. Models include knowledge of internal processes as well as demands for CBPs. The paper presents concepts and a first prototype of a modeling framework supporting process designers to get a common agreement on their processes across different companies on different levels of abstraction.

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Greiner U., Lippe S., Kahl T., Ziemann J. and Jäkel F. (2006). A Multi-level Modeling Framework for Designing and Implementing Cross-Organizational Business Processes . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Technologies for Collaborative Business Process Management - Volume 1: TCoB, (ICEIS 2006) ISBN 978-972-8865-57-3, pages 13-23. DOI: 10.5220/0002480000130023


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@conference{tcob06,
author={Ulrike Greiner and Sonia Lippe and Timo Kahl and Jörg Ziemann and Frank-Walter Jäkel},
title={A Multi-level Modeling Framework for Designing and Implementing Cross-Organizational Business Processes},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Technologies for Collaborative Business Process Management - Volume 1: TCoB, (ICEIS 2006)},
year={2006},
pages={13-23},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002480000130023},
isbn={978-972-8865-57-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Technologies for Collaborative Business Process Management - Volume 1: TCoB, (ICEIS 2006)
TI - A Multi-level Modeling Framework for Designing and Implementing Cross-Organizational Business Processes
SN - 978-972-8865-57-3
AU - Greiner U.
AU - Lippe S.
AU - Kahl T.
AU - Ziemann J.
AU - Jäkel F.
PY - 2006
SP - 13
EP - 23
DO - 10.5220/0002480000130023