Evaluation of the Dynamic Construct Competition Miner for an eHealth System
Business processes of some domains are highly dynamic and increasingly complex due to their dependencies on a multitude of services provided by various providers. The quality of services directly impacts the business process’s efficiency. A first prerequisite for any optimization initiative requires a better understanding of the deployed business processes. However, the business processes are either not documented at all or are only poorly documented. Since the actual behaviour of the business processes and underlying services can change over time it is required to detect the dynamically changing behaviour in order to carry out correct analyses. This paper presents and evaluates the integration of the Dynamic Construct Competition Miner (DCCM) as process monitor in the TIMBUS architecture. The DCCM discovers business processes and recognizes changes directly from an event stream at run-time. The evaluation is carried out in the context of an industrial use-case from the eHealth domain. We will describe the key aspects of the use-case and the DCCM as well as present the relevant evaluation results.
KeywordsBusiness process management Process discovery Enterprise architecture Complex event processing eHealth
Project partially funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme for research and technological development and demonstration activities under grant agreement 269940, TIMBUS project (http://timbusproject.net/).
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