Business process architecture : use and correctness

R. Eid Sabbagh, R.M. Dijkman, M.H. Weske

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Becoming more and more process oriented, companies develop collections of hundreds or even thousands of business process models that represent the complex system of cooperating entities that form an organization. Designing and analyzing the structure of this system of business process models emerges as a new challenge, which is covered by the field of business process architecture. This paper presents a formal conceptual framework for representing and analyzing business process architectures. It identifies patterns of relations between process models, and it introduces anti-patterns that represent erroneous relations between them. The conceptual framework and the patterns are evaluated using a real-world process model collection. The evaluation shows that explicitly representing and analyzing relations between process models can help improving the correctness and consistency of the business process architecture as a whole.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness process management : proceedings of the 10th international conference on business process management (BPM)
EditorsA. Baros, A. Gal, E. Kindler
Place of PublicationTallinn, Estonia
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-32884-8
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event10th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2012) - Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 3 Sep 20126 Sep 2012
Conference number: 10

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference10th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2012)
Abbreviated titleBPM 2012


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