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Generating Multi-objective Optimized Business Process Enactment Plans

  • Andés Jiménez-Ramírez
  • Irene Barba
  • Carmelo del Valle
  • Barbara Weber
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7908)

Abstract

Declarative business process (BP) models are increasingly used allowing their users to specify what has to be done instead of how. Due to their flexible nature, there are several enactment plans related to a specific declarative model, each one presenting specific values for different objective functions, e.g., completion time or profit. In this work, a method for generating optimized BP enactment plans from declarative specifications is proposed to optimize the performance of a process considering multiple objectives. The plans can be used for different purposes, e.g., providing recommendations. The proposed approach is validated through an empirical evaluation based on a real-world case study.

Keywords

Business Process Management Constraint Programming Planning and Scheduling Constraint-based BP Models 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andés Jiménez-Ramírez
    • 1
  • Irene Barba
    • 1
  • Carmelo del Valle
    • 1
  • Barbara Weber
    • 2
  1. 1.Dpto. Lenguajes y Sistemas InformáticosUniversity of SevilleSpain
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of InnsbruckAustria

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