Aspect Oriented Business Process Modelling with Precedence

  • Amin Jalali
  • Petia Wohed
  • Chun Ouyang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 125)


Complexity is a major concern which is aimed to be overcome by people through modelling. One way of reducing complexity is separation of concerns, e.g. separation of business process from applications. One sort of concerns are cross-cutting concerns i.e. concerns which are scattered and tangled through one or several models. In business process management, examples of such concerns are security and privacy policies. To deal with these cross-cutting concerns, the aspect orientated approach was introduced in the software development area and recently also in the business process management area. The work presented in this paper elaborates on aspect oriented process modelling. It extends earlier work by defining a mechanism for capturing multiple concerns and specifying a precedence order according to which they should be handled in a process. A formal syntax of the notation is presented precisely capturing the extended concepts and mechanisms. Finally, the relevance of the approach is demonstrated through a case study.


Business Process Modelling BPMN Aspect Oriented Separation of concerns 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amin Jalali
    • 1
  • Petia Wohed
    • 1
  • Chun Ouyang
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Systems SciencesStockholm UniversitySweden
  2. 2.Science and Engineering FacultyQueensland University of TechnologyAustralia
  3. 3.Queensland Research LaboratoryNICTABrisbaneAustralia

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