A Proposal for Ownership Representation in the Context of Business Process Models

  • Fabiana Jack Nogueira Santos
  • Julio Cesar Sampaio do Prado Leite
  • Claudia Cappelli
  • Flávia Maria Santoro
  • Thaís Vasconcelos Batista
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 113)


The literature on Business Process Management (BPM) confirms the importance of establishing process ownership but conventional approaches as BPMN or EPC do not offer a way to represent the process owner. The aspect-oriented business process (AO-BPM) approach makes this issue more prominent because of the separation between crosscutting concerns and the core elements of a process. In this paper we present a way to represent the ownership based on the Strategic Actor model from i* and incorporate this approach to the EPC meta-model. We also provide a proof of concept by means of an example that illustrates our solution.


Business Process Management Process Owner Aspect Owner Business Process Models Crosscutting Concerns Strategic Actor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabiana Jack Nogueira Santos
    • 1
  • Julio Cesar Sampaio do Prado Leite
    • 2
  • Claudia Cappelli
    • 1
  • Flávia Maria Santoro
    • 1
  • Thaís Vasconcelos Batista
    • 3
  1. 1.Applied Informatics DepartmentUNIRIORio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de InformáticaPUC-RioRio de JaneiroBrazil
  3. 3.Computer Science DepartmentUFRNNatalBrazil

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