Context-based Configuration of Process Variants

Alena Hallerbach, Thomas Bauer, Manfred Reichert

Abstract

When designing process-aware information systems, usually, variants of the same process type have to be defined and maintained. Each of these process variants constitutes an adjustment of the same process to specific requirements building the variant context. Current business process management tools do not support the context-based definition and configuration of such variants in an adequate manner. Instead, each process variant has to be defined from scratch and be kept in a separate model. This results in considerable redundancies when modeling and adapting process variants, and is also a time consuming and error-prone procedure. This paper presents a more flexible and context-based approach for configuring and managing process variants. In particular, we allow for the configuration of process variants by applying a context-dependent set of well-defined change operations to a base process.

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Hallerbach A., Bauer T. and Reichert M. (2008). Context-based Configuration of Process Variants . In Joint Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing (IWUC 2008) 4th International Workshop on Model-Driven Enterprise Information Systems (MDEIS 2008) 3rd International Workshop on Technologies for Context-Aware Business Process Management (TCoB 2008) - Volume 1: TCoB, (ICEIS 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-49-4, pages 31-40. DOI: 10.5220/0001729600310040


in Bibtex Style

@conference{tcob08,
author={Alena Hallerbach and Thomas Bauer and Manfred Reichert},
title={Context-based Configuration of Process Variants},
booktitle={Joint Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing (IWUC 2008) 4th International Workshop on Model-Driven Enterprise Information Systems (MDEIS 2008) 3rd International Workshop on Technologies for Context-Aware Business Process Management (TCoB 2008) - Volume 1: TCoB, (ICEIS 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={31-40},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001729600310040},
isbn={978-989-8111-49-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Joint Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing (IWUC 2008) 4th International Workshop on Model-Driven Enterprise Information Systems (MDEIS 2008) 3rd International Workshop on Technologies for Context-Aware Business Process Management (TCoB 2008) - Volume 1: TCoB, (ICEIS 2008)
TI - Context-based Configuration of Process Variants
SN - 978-989-8111-49-4
AU - Hallerbach A.
AU - Bauer T.
AU - Reichert M.
PY - 2008
SP - 31
EP - 40
DO - 10.5220/0001729600310040