The Horus Method

  • Frank Schönthaler
  • Gottfried Vossen
  • Andreas Oberweis
  • Thomas Karle


Petri nets are impressive in business process modeling due to the simplicity of the graphical presentation in connection with their expressive power. One can achieve a high precision of models, and the operational semantics allows formal for analysis and dynamic simulation. Practice shows, however, that a powerful modeling language alone is not enough: Users require guidance and assistance in the preparation of models, that is, during application of the language. They seek recipe-like guidelines that have been proven in practice. To this extent, a modeling language is only as good as the method that shows the way to its successful use.


Business Process Business Service Enterprise Architecture Business Process Management Business Rule 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Schönthaler
    • 1
  • Gottfried Vossen
    • 2
  • Andreas Oberweis
    • 3
  • Thomas Karle
    • 4
  1. 1.PROMATIS software GmbHEttlingenGermany
  2. 2.Information SystemsUniversity of MünsterMünsterGermany
  3. 3.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Institut AIFBKarlsruheGermany
  4. 4.Business Applications DivisionPROMATIS software GmbHEttlingenGermany

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