A Hybrid Approach for Flexible Case Modeling and Execution

  • Marcin HeweltEmail author
  • Mathias Weske
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 260)


While the business process management community has concentrated on modelling and executing business processes with a known structure, support for processes with a high degree of variability performed by knowledge workers is still not satisfactory. A promising approach to overcome this deficiency is case management. Despite of the work done in the area of case management in recent years, there is no accepted case handling formalism that features a well defined semantics. This paper introduces a novel approach to case management, which is based on dynamically combining process fragments as required by knowledge workers. An operational semantics defines the meaning of case models in detail, using states of data objects and enablement conditions of process fragments.


Case management Business process management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hasso Plattner Institute PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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