Business Process Technology

A Unified View on Business Processes, Workflows and Enterprise Applications

  • Dirk Draheim

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 273-306

About this book


Currently, we see a lot of tools and techniques for specifying and implementing business processes. The problem is that there are still gaps and tensions between the different disciplines needed to improve business process execution and improvement in enterprises. Business process modeling, workflow execution and application programming are examples of disciplines that are hosted by different communities and emerged separately from each other. In particular, at the system analysis level concepts are not yet fully elaborated.

Therefore, practitioners are faced again and again with similar questions in concrete business process projects: which decomposition mechanism to use? Who to find the correct granularity for business process activities? Which implementing technology is the optimal one in a given situation?

This book approaches a systematization of the field. The method of the book is explicitly not a comparative analysis of existing tools and techniques – albeit the review of existing tools is a most important source for the considerations in the book. Rather, the book tries to provide a landscape of rationales and concepts in business processes with a discussion of alternatives.


Enterprise Applications Host Information Technology (IT) business process business process management computer development human-computer interaction (HCI) modeling optimization process optimization programming semantics service-oriented arch

Authors and affiliations

  • Dirk Draheim
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  1. 1.Zentraler Informatikdienst (ZID)Universität InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-01587-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-01588-5
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