Techniques for process analysis and unification

  • Silvana Castano
  • Valeria De Antonellis
Formal Methods in System Development
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1080)


Information system reengineering activities are strongly related to a deep understanding of processes and related data in the organizations. This paper addresses problems related to the development of techniques and tools for process analysis and for the construction of a unified process architecture where semantic correspondences between processes are identified on the basis of their similarity. Unification of similar processes is considered a basic step for information system interoperability.

Index Terms

Process reengineering Process analysis Data Similarity Process unification Legacy systems Interoperability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Silvana Castano
    • 1
  • Valeria De Antonellis
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MilanoItaly
  2. 2.University of Ancona and Politecnico di MilanoItaly

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