Computer Aided Pattern-Based Collaboration Process Design: A Computer Aided Collaboration Engineering Tool

  • Gwendolyn L. Kolfschoten
  • Gert-Jan de Vreede
  • Robert O. Briggs
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4715)

Abstract

As many business processes are collaborative in nature, process leaders or process managers play a pivotal role designing collaboration processes for organization. To support the design task of creating a new collaborative business process, best practices or design patterns can be used as building blocks. For such purposes, a library of design patterns and guidelines would be useful, not only to capture the best practices for different activities in the process in a database, but to also offer the users of this database support in selecting and combining such patterns, and in creating the process design. This paper describes the requirements for a tool for pattern based collaboration process design, specifically for design efforts following the Collaboration Engineering approach.

Keywords

Collaboration process design Collaboration Engineering thinkLets Design patterns Pattern language 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gwendolyn L. Kolfschoten
    • 1
  • Gert-Jan de Vreede
    • 1
    • 2
  • Robert O. Briggs
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Department of System Engineering, Jaffalaan 5, 2628BX, Delftthe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of Nebraska at Omaha, Department of Information Systems & Quantitative Analysis, Institute for Collaboration Science, 1110 South 67th street, Omaha, NE 68182-0116USA
  3. 3.University of Nebraska at Omaha, Department of Business administration, Institute for Collaboration Science, Roskens Hall Room 512B, Omaha, NE 68182USA

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