Enabling Personalized Process Schedules with Time-Aware Process Views

  • Andreas Lanz
  • Jens Kolb
  • Manfred Reichert
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 148)


Summary.Companies increasingly adopt process-aware information systems (PAISs) to model, enact, monitor, and evolve their business processes. Although the proper handling of temporal constraints (e.g., deadlines and minimum time lags between activities) is crucial for many application domains, existing PAISs vary significantly regarding the support of the temporal perspective of a business process. In previous work, we introduced characteristic time patterns for specifying the temporal perspective of PAISs. However, time-aware process schemas might be complex and hard to understand for end-users. To enable their proper visualization, therefore, this paper introduces an approach for transforming time-aware process schemas into enhanced Gantt charts. Based on this, a method for creating personalized process schedules using process views is suggested. Overall, the presented approach enables users to easily understand and monitor time-aware processes in PAISs.


Human-centric PAIS Temporal Perspective Time Patterns 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Lanz
    • 1
  • Jens Kolb
    • 1
  • Manfred Reichert
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Databases and Information SystemsUlm UniversityGermany

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