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Updatable Process Views for User-Centered Adaption of Large Process Models

  • Jens Kolb
  • Klaus Kammerer
  • Manfred Reichert
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7636)

Abstract

The increasing adoption of process-aware information systems (PAISs) has resulted in large process model collections. To support users having different perspectives on these processes and related data, a PAIS should provide personalized views on process models. Existing PAISs, however, do not provide mechanisms for creating or even changing such process views. Especially, changing process models is a frequent use case in PAISs due to changing needs or unplanned situations. While process views have been used as abstractions for visualizing large process models, no work exists on how to change process models based on respective views. This paper presents an approach for changing large process models through updates of corresponding process views, while ensuring up-to-dateness and consistency of all other process views on the process model changed. Respective update operations can be applied to a process view and corresponding changes be correctly propagated to the underlying process model. Furthermore, all other views related to this process model are then migrated to the new version of the process model as well. Overall, our view framework enables domain experts to evolve large process models over time based on appropriate model abstractions.

Keywords

Business Process Process View View Versus View Change View Update 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens Kolb
    • 1
  • Klaus Kammerer
    • 1
  • Manfred Reichert
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Databases and Information SystemsUlm UniversityGermany

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