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Querying in Business Process Modeling

  • Ivan Markovic
  • Alessandro Costa Pereira
  • David de Francisco
  • Henar Muñoz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4907)

Abstract

To respond quickly to changing market requirements, businesses need to increase the level of agility in all phases of the business process engineering chain. Business process (BP) modeling is the first and most important phase in this chain. Designing a new and redesigning an existing process model is a highly complex, time consuming and error prone task. In this work, we contribute to BP modeling by i) analyzing the usage scenarios and identifying the types of queries which facilitate the design and increase quality of newly created BP models and ii) devising an approach to support querying in BP modeling.

Keywords

Business Process Business Process Management Usage Scenario Business Goal Business Function 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivan Markovic
    • 1
  • Alessandro Costa Pereira
    • 1
  • David de Francisco
    • 2
  • Henar Muñoz
    • 2
  1. 1.SAP ResearchKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Telefónica Research and DevelopmentValladolidSpain

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