Towards a Structured Process Modeling Method: Building the Prescriptive Modeling Theory

Regular Paper
  • Jan ClaesEmail author
  • Irene Vanderfeesten
  • Frederik Gailly
  • Paul Grefen
  • Geert Poels
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 281)


In their effort to control and manage processes, organizations often create process models. The quality of such models is not always optimal, because it is challenging for a modeler to translate her mental image of the process into a formal process description. In order to support this complex human processing task, we are developing a smart process modeling method. This paper describes how we have built the underlying prescriptive theory, which is constructed from existing evidence about successful information processing techniques in cognitive psychology.


Business process management Business process modeling Human aspects of BPM Smart BPM Process of process modeling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Claes
    • 1
    Email author
  • Irene Vanderfeesten
    • 2
  • Frederik Gailly
    • 1
  • Paul Grefen
    • 2
  • Geert Poels
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Business Informatics and Operations ManagementGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation SciencesEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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