Comparing the Control-Flow of EPC and Petri Net from the End-User Perspective

  • Kamyar Sarshar
  • Peter Loos
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/11538394_36

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3649)
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Sarshar K., Loos P. (2005) Comparing the Control-Flow of EPC and Petri Net from the End-User Perspective. In: van der Aalst W.M.P., Benatallah B., Casati F., Curbera F. (eds) Business Process Management. BPM 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3649. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

This contribution describes the results of a laboratory experiment which compares the Event-driven Process Chain (EPC) and Petri net (C/E net) regarding their approaches to represent the control-flow of processes. The outcome of the experiment indicates that from end-user perspective the EPC approach of applying connectors is superior to the token game. However, the non-local semantic of the EPC OR-connector clearly had a negative impact on end-user comprehension. The experiment also illustrates that the perceived ease-of-use and the intention to use the EPC notation is higher than C/E net.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kamyar Sarshar
    • 1
  • Peter Loos
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsinformatik und BWL, ISYM – Information Systems & ManagementJohannes Gutenberg-University MainzMainzGermany

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