An Interactional View of Context in Business Processes

  • Udo Kannengiesser
  • Alexandra Totter
  • David Bonaldi
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 422)


Incorporating context in business process descriptions has found increasing interest in the business process management (BPM) community. Most approaches are based on a notion of context as a static representation of relevant aspects of a process. This paper proposes that an understanding of context as a process that generates subjective views of context is more beneficial for business process applications. The paper develops a subject-oriented model for the alignment of the individual contextual views of workers and business process experts, as the basis of a framework for developing methods and tools for interactional context.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Udo Kannengiesser
    • 1
  • Alexandra Totter
    • 2
  • David Bonaldi
    • 2
  1. 1.Metasonic AGPfaffenhofenGermany
  2. 2.ByElement GmbHSchindellegiSwitzerland

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