Towards a taxonomy of process flexibility

M.H. Schonenberg, R.S. Mans, N.C. Russell, N.A. Mulyar, W.M.P. Aalst, van der

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E®ective business processes must be able to accommodate changes in the environment in which they operate. Many approaches have been proposed in literature and some of these approaches have been implemented in °exible work°ow management systems. However, a comprehensive classi¯cation of the various approaches has been miss- ing. In this paper, we take a ¯rst step towards a taxonomy of process exibility by distinguishing four types of process °exibility based on an extensive literature study. An evaluation shows that each of the types can be found in contemporary o®erings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Forum at the CAiSE'08 conference, Montpellier, France, June 18-20, 200*)
EditorsZ. Bellahsene, C. Woo, E. Hunt
Place of PublicationAachen
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event20th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2008) - Montpellier, France
Duration: 18 Jun 200820 Jun 2008
Conference number: 20

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1613-0073


Conference20th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2008)
Abbreviated titleCAiSE '08


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