varBPM - A Product Line for Creating Business Process Model Variants

Andreas Daniel Sinnhofer, Peter Pühringer, Christian Kreiner

Abstract

Business processes have proven to be essential for organisations to be highly flexible and competitive in today’s market. To manage the life-cycle from modelling such business processes over the execution and the maintenance, Business Process Management Tools are used in the industry. In many cases, different business processes do only vary in few points. This leads to the situation that new business process variants are formed through copy or clone of previous solutions leading to a high number of instantiated process templates. However, this means that changes to a template affects many processes, where all of them need to be manually updated, which can lead to a considerable amount of work and money for a bigger company. In this paper, we will present a framework for the integration of business process modelling tools and software product line engineering tools to provide a systematic way to reuse and trace process variations of whole process families.

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Daniel Sinnhofer A., Pühringer P. and Kreiner C. (2015). varBPM - A Product Line for Creating Business Process Model Variants . In Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD, ISBN 978-989-758-111-3, pages 184-191. DOI: 10.5220/0005886901840191


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@conference{bmsd15,
author={Andreas Daniel Sinnhofer and Peter Pühringer and Christian Kreiner},
title={varBPM - A Product Line for Creating Business Process Model Variants},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD,},
year={2015},
pages={184-191},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005886901840191},
isbn={978-989-758-111-3},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD,
TI - varBPM - A Product Line for Creating Business Process Model Variants
SN - 978-989-758-111-3
AU - Daniel Sinnhofer A.
AU - Pühringer P.
AU - Kreiner C.
PY - 2015
SP - 184
EP - 191
DO - 10.5220/0005886901840191