Encyclopedia of Big Data Technologies

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Business Process Querying

  • Artem Polyvyanyy
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63962-8_108-1

Synonyms

Definitions

Business process querying studies methods for managing, e.g., filtering and/or manipulating, repositories of models that describe observed and/or envisioned business processes and relationships between the business processes.

A process querying method is a technique that given a process repository and a process query systematically implements the query in the repository, where a process query is a (formal) instruction to manage a process repository.

Overview

This encyclopedia entry summarizes the state-of-the-art methods for (business) process querying proposed in the publications included in the literature reviews reported in Wang et al. (2014); Polyvyanyy et al. (2017b) and the related works discussed in the reviewed publications. The scope of this entry is limited to the methods for process querying that are based on special-purpose (programming) languages for capturing process querying instructions and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Marlon Dumas
    • 1
  • Matthias Weidlich
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceUniversity of TartuTartuEstonia
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany