Evolution of Goal-Driven Pattern Families for Business Process Modeling

  • Saeed Ahmadi Behnam
  • Daniel Amyot
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 78)


Using patterns is a well-known approach for increasing reusability. A pattern-based framework that lays down a foundation for capturing knowledge about business goals and processes and customizing it for specific organizations in a given domain is hence valuable. However, the problems and solutions within a domain are always changing. Consequently, such framework can be useful only if it can evolve over time. In this paper, we propose and formalize a mechanism for evolving a pattern-based framework for goal-driven business process models. We demonstrate its feasibility with an example from the patient safety domain that illustrates how to evolve a pattern family with our extension algorithm.


business process models framework goal models healthcare patient safety pattern User Requirements Notation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saeed Ahmadi Behnam
    • 1
  • Daniel Amyot
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Information Technology and EngineeringUniversity of OttawaCanada

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