A Platform for Research on Process Model Collections

  • Rami-Habib Eid-Sabbagh
  • Matthias Kunze
  • Andreas Meyer
  • Mathias Weske
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 125)


Business process management has received considerable attention and many companies achieved a high maturity level and hence, generated collections of process models that form a knowledge asset essential to their operations. These collections bear opportunities for innovation: Empirical research establishes methods and techniques to support and improve business process management; yet, these need to be validated with regards to process models from industry. However, due to their heterogeneity, extracting and analyzing process models from process model collections is a tedious task and time consuming.

To facilitate access to process model collections, this paper presents an extensible platform for their analysis that shall support researchers and foster collaboration and reuse. This platform provides importing functionality for a set of process collections recognized in research and functionality to easily explore, transform, and extract information from process model collections. In a small showcase, we illustrate the application of the platform towards clustering a collection of process models.


Business Process Business Process Management Business Process Model Unit Chain Business Process Modeling Notation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rami-Habib Eid-Sabbagh
    • 1
  • Matthias Kunze
    • 1
  • Andreas Meyer
    • 1
  • Mathias Weske
    • 1
  1. 1.Hasso Plattner Institute at the University of PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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