Measuring the precision of multi-perspective process models

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Process models need to reflect the real behavior of an organization’s processes to be beneficial for several use cases, such as process analysis, process documentation and process improvement. One quality criterion for a process model is that they should precise and not express more behavior than what is observed in logging data. Existing precision measures for process models purely focus on the control-flow dimension of a process model, thereby ignoring other perspectives, such as the data objects manipulated by the process, the resources executing process activities, and time-related aspects (e.g., activity deadlines). Focusing on the control-flow only, the results may be misleading. This paper extends existing precision measures to incorporate the other perspectives and, through an evaluation with a real-life process and corresponding logging data, demonstrates how the new measure matches our intuitive understanding of precision.
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
EditorsManfred Reichert, Hajo A. Reijers
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages12
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 (Electronic)1865-1348


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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