Integrated process and decision modeling for data-driven processes

J.H. van der Aa, H. Leopold, K. Batoulis, M.H. Weske, H.A. Reijers

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    While business process models have been proven to represent useful artifacts for organizations, they are not suitable to represent the detailed decision logic underlying processes. Ignoring this limitation often results in complex, spaghetti-like process models for workflows driven by data-based decisions. To avoid this, decision logic should be isolated from process logic, following a separation of concerns paradigm. To support this practice, we present an approach that automatically derives process models for which this paradigm applies. It takes as input structural dataflow relations underlying a workflow and produces a process model that emphasizes the most important decisions in a process, while detailed decision logic is outsourced to dedicated decision models.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBusiness Process Management Workshops
    Subtitle of host publicationBPM 2015, 13th International Workshops, Innsbruck, Austria, August 31 – September 3, 2015, Revised Papers
    EditorsM. Reichert, H.A. Reijers
    Place of PublicationDordrecht
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-42887-1
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-42886-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event13th International Workshops on Business Process Management Workshops (BPM 2015) - Innsbruck, Austria
    Duration: 31 Aug 20153 Sep 2015
    Conference number: 13

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
    ISSN (Print)18651348


    Conference13th International Workshops on Business Process Management Workshops (BPM 2015)
    Abbreviated titleBPM 2015
    OtherBPM Demo Session 2015, BPMD 2015 - co-located with the 13th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2015
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    • Activity composition
    • BPMN
    • Decision modeling
    • DMN
    • Process modeling
    • Product based workflow design
    • Workflows


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