Taxonomy of Anomalies in Business Process Models

  • Tomislav Vidacic
  • Vjeran Strahonja
Conference paper


Anomalies in business process models refer to deviations from their expected structure, functionality, behavior, semantics, use of concepts and their expression, among others. The research in this paper focuses on anomalies in business process models with the aim to propose taxonomy of anomalies and devise ways to avoid them or to eliminate them when they occur. Anomalies are divided into basic categories and subcategories to the level of granularity that allows their differentiation, description of their specific causes and workarounds as well as their expression in the pattern format.


Business process models  Anomalies detection 



The research presented in this paper, conducted within the doctoral dissertation of T. Vidacic, is part of the project “Modeling of procedural regulation” funded by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia (Nr. 016-0161217-0870), led by Prof. V. Strahonja, Ph.D.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HPB d.d.VaraždinCroatia
  2. 2.Faculty of Organization and InformaticsUniversity of ZagrebVaraždinCroatia

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