Provop

Provop - Managing and Configuring Process Variants

Description

When designing process-aware information systems variants of the same process often have to be specified. Each variant then constitutes an adjustment of a particular process to specific requirements. Current BPM tools do not adequately support the management of such process variants.

Usually, the variants have to be kept in separate process models. This leads to huge modeling and maintenance efforts. In particular, more fundamental process changes often require the adjustment of all process variants derived from the same process. This redundancy is both time consuming and error-prone. The Provop approach, which we develop in this project, will provide a more flexible solution for managing process variants along the process life cycle. In particular, process variants can be configured out of a basic process following an operational approach; i.e., a specific variant is derived from the basic process by applying a set of well-defined change operations to it. Provop provides full process life cycle support and allows for flexible process configuration resulting in a maintainable collection of process variants.

Partners

  • Daimler AG, Research & Development
  • University of Ulm, Insitute of Databases and Information Systems

Funding

  • Daimler AG

Duration

  • 2007 - 2010

Additional Information

Provop poster

Publications

| 2015 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 |

2015

Reichert, Manfred and Hallerbach, Alena and Bauer, Thomas (2015) Lifecycle Management for Business Process Variants. Springer, In: Handbook on Business Process Management (1), 2nd edition. pp. 251-278. file

2013

Ayora, Clara and Torres, Victoria and Weber, Barbara and Reichert, Manfred and Pelechano, Vicente (2013) Change Patterns for Process Families. Technical Report PROS-TR-2013-06, University of Valencia. file
Ayora, Clara and Torres, Victoria and Weber, Barbara and Reichert, Manfred and Pelechano, Vincente (2013) Enhancing Modeling and Change Support for Process Families through Change Patterns. In: 14th Int'l Working Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development, and Support (BPMDS'13), Valencia, Spain, 17-18 June 2013, LNBIP 147, Springer, pp. 246-260. file

2012

Ayora, Clara and Torres, Victoria and Reichert, Manfred and Weber, Barbara and Pelechano, Vicente (2012) Towards Run-time Flexibility for Process Families: Open Issues and Research Challenges. In: 2nd Int'l Workshop on Process Model Collections (PMC’12), BPM'12 Workshops, Tallinn, Estonia, 2 September 2012, LNBIP 132, Springer, pp. 477-488. file
Ayora, Clara and Torres, Victoria and Weber, Barbara and Reichert, Manfred and Pelechano, Vicente (2012) Dealing with Variability in Process-aware Information Systems: Language Requirements, Features, and Existing Proposals. Technical Report UIB-2012-07, University of Ulm. file
Reichert, Manfred and Weber, Barbara (2012) Enabling Flexibility in Process-Aware Information Systems: Challenges, Methods, Technologies. Springer. file
Torres, Victoria and Zugal, Stefan and Weber, Barbara and Reichert, Manfred and Ayora, Clara and Pelechano, Vicente (2012) A Qualitative Comparison of Approaches Supporting Business Process Variability. In: 3rd Int'l Workshop on Reuse in Business Process Management (rBPM 2012). BPM'12 Workshops, Tallinn, Estonia, 2 September 2012, LNBIP 132, Springer, pp. 560-572. file
Torres, Victoria and Zugal, Stefan and Weber, Barbara and Reichert, Manfred and Ayora, Clara and Pelechano, Vicente (2012) Understandability Issues of Approaches Supporting Business Process Variability. Technical Report ProS-TR-2012-03, University of Valencia. file

2011

Kaiser, Stefanie and Reichert, Manfred (2011) Datenflussvarianten in Prozessmodellen: Szenarien, Herausforderungen, Ansätze. Technical Report UIB-2011-03, University of Ulm. file
Weber, Barbara and Reichert, Manfred and Mendling, Jan and Reijers, Hajo (2011) Refactoring Large Process Model Repositories. Computers in Industry, 62(5): 467-486, Elsevier. file

2010

Hallerbach, Alena and Bauer, Thomas and Reichert, Manfred (2010) Capturing Variability in Business Process Models: The Provop Approach. Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research and Practice, 22(6-7): 519-546, Wiley InterScience. file
Hallerbach, Alena (2010) Management von Prozessvarianten. Phd thesis, University of Ulm. file
Hallerbach, Alena and Bauer, Thomas and Reichert, Manfred (2010) Configuration and Management of Process Variants. Springer, In: International Handbook on Business Process Management. pp. 237-255. file

2009

Hallerbach, Alena and Bauer, Thomas and Reichert, Manfred (2009) Issues in Modeling Process Variants with Provop. In: 4th International Workshop on Business Process Design (BPD'08), Workshop held in conjunction with BPM'08 conference., Milan, Italy, September 2008, LNBIP 17, Springer, pp. 56-67. file
Hallerbach, Alena and Bauer, Thomas and Reichert, Manfred (2009) Correct Configuration of Process Variants in Provop. Technical Report UIB-2009-03, University of Ulm, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. file
Hallerbach, Alena and Bauer, Thomas and Reichert, Manfred (2009) Guaranteeing Soundness of Configurable Process Variants in Provop. In: 11th IEEE Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing (CEC'09), Vienna, Austria, 20 - 23 July 2009, IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 98-105. file
Reichert, Manfred and Rechtenbach, Steve and Hallerbach, Alena and Bauer, Thomas (2009) Extending a Business Process Modeling Tool with Process Configuration Facilities: The Provop Demonstrator. In: Proc. BPM'09 Demonstration Track, Ulm, Germany, September 2009, CEUR Workshop Proceedings 489. file

2008

Hallerbach, Alena and Bauer, Thomas and Reichert, Manfred (2008) Anforderungen an die Modellierung und Ausführung von Prozessvarianten.. Datenbank Spektrum, dpunkt verlag, Vol. 24, pp. 48-58. file
Hallerbach, Alena and Bauer, Thomas and Reichert, Manfred (2008) Managing Process Variants in the Process Lifecycle.. In: 10th Int'l Conf. on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS'08), Barcelona, Spain, June 2008, pp. 154-161. file
Hallerbach, Alena and Bauer, Thomas and Reichert, Manfred (2008) Modellierung und Darstellung von Prozessvarianten in Provop. In: Modellierung'08 Conference, Berlin, Germany, March 2008, Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) P-127, Koellen-Verlag, pp. 41-56. file
Hallerbach, Alena and Bauer, Thomas and Reichert, Manfred (2008) Context-based Configuration of Process Variants. In: 3rd International Workshop on Technologies for Context-Aware Business Process Management (TCoB 2008) , Barcelona, Spain, June 2008, pp. 31-40. file

2007

Hallerbach, Alena and Bauer, Thomas and Reichert, Manfred (2007) Managing Process Variants in the Process Life Cycle. Technical Report TR-CTIT-07-87, University of Twente. file

Master & Bachelor Theses

| 2015 | 2014 | 2009 |

2015

Oytun, Mutlu (2015) Referenzprozessmodellierung: Methoden, Konzepte und Transformationen. Master thesis, Ulm University. file

2014

Ipekbayrak, Gözde (2014) Eine vergleichende Betrachtung verschiedener Ansätze zur Modellierung von Prozessvarianten. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file

2009

Mauroner, Christoph (2009) Ausführung von variantenbehafteten Workflow-Modellen in Abhängigkeit vom Prozesskontext. Diploma thesis, Universität Ulm. file