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Comparing and Aligning Process Representations

Foundations and Technical Solutions


Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 323)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Han van der Aa
    Pages 1-7
  3. Han van der Aa
    Pages 9-37
  4. Han van der Aa
    Pages 143-150
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 151-164

About this book


This doctoral thesis focuses on the spread of process information in organizations and, in particular, on the mitigation of the problems caused by the spread of information on a single process over numerous models, documents, and systems.

Processes within organizations can be highly complex chains of inter-related steps, involving numerous stakeholders and information systems. Due to this complexity, having access to the right information is vital to the proper execution and effective management of an organization’s business processes.

The main contributions of this thesis are five techniques that focus on the alignment and comparison of process information from different informational artifacts. Each of these techniques tackles a specific scenario involving multiple informational artifacts that contain process information in different representation formats.


BPM - Business Process Management cross-organizational business processes process description conformance checking business process analysis performance analysis

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Humboldt University of BerlinBerlinGermany

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