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Evolution of Process Choreographies in DYCHOR

  • Stefanie Rinderle
  • Andreas Wombacher
  • Manfred Reichert
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4275)

Abstract

Process-aware information systems have to be frequently adapted due to business process changes. One important challenge not adequately addressed so far concerns the evolution of process choreographies, i.e., the change of interactions between partner processes in a cross-organizational setting. If respective modifications are applied in an uncontrolled manner, inconsistencies or errors might occur in the sequel. In particular, modifications of private processes performed by a single party may affect the implementation of the private processes of partners as well. In this paper we present the DYCHOR (DYnamic CHOReographies) framework which allows process engineers to detect how changes of private processes may affect related public views and – if so – how they can be propagated to the public and private processes of partners. In particular, DYCHOR exploits the semantics of the applied changes in order to automatically determine the adaptations necessary for the partner processes. Altogether our framework provides an important contribution towards the realization of adaptive, cross-organizational processes.

Keywords

Business Process Process Instance Change Operation Public Process Private Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefanie Rinderle
    • 1
  • Andreas Wombacher
    • 2
  • Manfred Reichert
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. DBISUniversity of UlmGermany
  2. 2.Informaton Systems GroupUniversity of TwenteThe Netherlands

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