Fabric-processes are processes acting upon a fabric. A fabric is a set of virtualized resources and services supporting business processes. Fabric processes do not directly pursue a business goal, but IT-related goals such as the creation of a cloud-service or its configuration. Fabric-processes differ from business processes in their meta-model. Fabric processes include resources and operations not found in business processes. The meta-model developed enables the proper specification of fabric-processes. We address requirements for specifying fabric-processes by so-called Fabric-Process Patterns. We develop a Fabric-Resource-Meta-Model which implements the Fabric-Process Patterns. The Fabric-Resource-Meta-Model extends existing resource meta-models.


Business Process Management Workflow Management Resource Perspective Operational Perspective Workflow Patterns 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Florian Bär
    • 1
  • Rainer Schmidt
    • 1
  • Michael Möhring
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer Science and MathematicsMunich University of Applied SciencesMunichGermany
  2. 2.Department of Business Information SystemsUniversity of Applied Sciences AalenAalenGermany

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