What Roles Do Decisions Play in Context-aware Business Process Management?

Rongjia Song, Jan Vanthienen, Weiping Cui, Ying Wang, Lei Huang

Abstract

Recently, Business Process Management (BPM) is moving towards the separation of concerns paradigm by externalizing the decisions from the process flow. Most notably, the introduction of the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard provides a solution and technique to model decisions and the process flow separately and consistently integrated. In the area of context-aware BPM, decisions are still considered within business processes in a traditional way. In this paper, we examine how context affects business processes at design time and at run time. Different types of decisions influence the context-aware effect on business processes in their own way. Through analyzing these effects, we have observed that decisions play key roles in the ecosystem of context-aware BPM, including identifying the need of context-awareness, anticipating possible context-dependent variants and the contextualization of a business process. We also examine the opportunity to apply the DMN technique in context-aware BPM.

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in Harvard Style

Song R., Vanthienen J., Cui W., Wang Y. and Huang L. (2019). What Roles Do Decisions Play in Context-aware Business Process Management?.In Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-372-8, pages 626-633. DOI: 10.5220/0007736506260633


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis19,
author={Rongjia Song and Jan Vanthienen and Weiping Cui and Ying Wang and Lei Huang},
title={What Roles Do Decisions Play in Context-aware Business Process Management?},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},
year={2019},
pages={626-633},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007736506260633},
isbn={978-989-758-372-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - What Roles Do Decisions Play in Context-aware Business Process Management?
SN - 978-989-758-372-8
AU - Song R.
AU - Vanthienen J.
AU - Cui W.
AU - Wang Y.
AU - Huang L.
PY - 2019
SP - 626
EP - 633
DO - 10.5220/0007736506260633