Towards Flexibility and Dynamic Coordination in Computer-Interpretable Enterprise Process Models

  • Christoph J. Stettina
  • Lucas P. J. Groenewegen
  • Bernhard R. Katzy
Conference paper
Part of the Proceedings of the I-ESA Conferences book series (IESACONF, volume 5)


We contribute to the understanding of collaboration in enterprise process models and adaptation to unforeseen variations thereof. To address the need for flexibility we take an example from the life-saving domain and translate qualitatively collected process data of a concrete medical intervention into a computer-interpretable guideline model. To overcome implementation barriers we apply the coordination modeling language Paradigm, as a possible approach, which addresses coordination of collaborating components in terms of dynamic constraints. Its component McPal enables adding new behavior, and, subsequently, gradually adapting the system without quiescence.


Process models Computer-interpretable guidelines Flexibility Dynamic consistency organizational routines 



This work has been partly funded by the EDAFMIS project in the framework of ITEA2. We would like to thank all EDAFMIS partners for their feedback and positive influence.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christoph J. Stettina
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lucas P. J. Groenewegen
    • 1
  • Bernhard R. Katzy
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.LIACSLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.CeTIMLeidenThe Netherlands

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