Managing Process Variants as an Information Resource

  • Ruopeng Lu
  • Shazia Sadiq
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4102)


Many business solutions provide best practice process templates, both generic as well as for specific industry sectors.  However, it is often the variance from template solutions that provide organizations with intellectual capital and competitive differentiation. In this paper, we present a modeling framework that is conducive to constrained variance, by supporting user driven process adaptations. The focus of the paper is on providing a means of utilizing the adaptations effectively for process improvement through effective management of the process variants repository (PVR). In particular, we will provide deliberations towards a facility to provide query functionality for PVR that is specifically targeted for effective search and retrieval of process variants.


Process Variant Information Resource Intellectual Capital Manage Business Process Reduction Rule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruopeng Lu
    • 1
  • Shazia Sadiq
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Information Technology and Electrical EngineeringThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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