Domain-Driven Process Adaptation in Emergency Scenarios

  • Marcello La Rosa
  • Jan Mendling
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 17)


Business process models are a suitable means to describe the temporal and logical order of tasks for achieving a given goal. Therefore they become crucial in the coordination of intervention actions to efficiently recover from a disaster or tragic event. Past experience is vital in handling these scenarios, but every new emergency would almost always present peculiar characteristics. So although generic business processes for disaster management would typically be available in a recovery infrastructure, these need to be adapted every time to the specific scenario. In these situations goal achievement is very time-critical, thus the adaptation process should be done in the most efficient way and be error-free. This paper proposes to capture multiple variants of an emergency recovery process in a configurable model, and to control the model adaptation via the use of interactive domain-based questionnaires.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcello La Rosa
    • 1
  • Jan Mendling
    • 2
  1. 1.Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Humboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany

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