Business Process Design from Virtual Organization Intentional Models

  • Luz María Priego-Roche
  • Lucinéia Heloisa Thom
  • Agnès Front
  • Dominique Rieu
  • Jan Mendling
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7328)


Virtual Organizations (VO) have emerged as a new type of inter-organizational relationship for dealing with emerging challenges. The information system support for a VO poses new challenges to system design. Recent works define three levels of abstraction, namely an intentional level, an organizational level, and an operational level. For such a staged design, it is fundamental that artifacts defined on the different layers are consistent with each other. We address this problem based on a transformation approach. We illustrate the transformation from the intentional level towards the organizational level based on the 360° VisiOn and the BPMN process modeling language. The approach has been implemented in a prototype and validated using a case study from a regional stockbreeder union in Mexico.


Virtual organizations intentional modeling organizational modeling workflow activity patterns 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luz María Priego-Roche
    • 1
  • Lucinéia Heloisa Thom
    • 1
    • 2
  • Agnès Front
    • 1
  • Dominique Rieu
    • 1
  • Jan Mendling
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire LIGEquipe SIGMASaint Martin d’HèresFrance
  2. 2.Instituto de InformáticaUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrasil
  3. 3.Wirtschaftsuniversität WienViennaAustria

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