ProCycle - Integrated Process Lifecycle Management

Description

The need for more flexiblity of process-aware information systems (PAIS) has been discussed for several years and different approaches for adaptive process management have emerged. Only few of them provide support for both changes of individual process instances and the propagation of process type changes to a collection of related process instances. The knowledge about changes has not yet been exploited by any of these systems. To overcome this practical limitation, PAIS must capture the whole process life cycle and all kinds of changes in an integrated way. They must allow users to deviate from the predefined process in exceptional situations, and assist them in retrieving and reusing knowledge about previously performed changes. If similar instance deviations occur frequently, process engineers should be supported in deriving improved process models from them. This, in turn, allows them to evolve the PAIS over time as well as the knowledge about the changes. In ProCycle we develop a next generation PAIS, which provides integrated and seamless process life cycle support. ProCycle combines the ADEPT2 framework for dynamic process changes with concepts and methods provided by case-based reasoning (CBR) technology like CBRFlow.

Partners

  • University of Innsbruck, Quality Engineering Group
  • University of Ulm, Institute of Databases and Information Systems
  • University of Twente, Information Systems Group

Funding

  • Tiroler Wissenschaftsfond

Duration

  • 2005 - 2009

Additional Information

Publications

| 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 |

2013

Reichert, Manfred and Weber, Barbara (2013) Process Change Patterns: Recent Research, Use Cases, Research Directions. Springer, In: Seminal Contributions to Information Systems Engineering - 25 Years of CAiSE. pp. 398-404, 10.1007/978-3-642-36926-1 32. file

2012

Reichert, Manfred and Weber, Barbara (2012) Enabling Flexibility in Process-Aware Information Systems: Challenges, Methods, Technologies. Springer. file

2011

Reichert, Manfred (2011) What BPM Technology Can Do for Healthcare Process Support. In: 13th Conf. on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME'11), Bled, Slovenia, July 2011, LNAI 6747, Springer, pp. 2-13. 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

Lanz, Andreas and Weber, Barbara and Reichert, Manfred (2010) Workflow Time Patterns for Process-aware Information Systems. In: Proceedings Enterprise, Business-Process, and Information Systems Modelling: 11th International Workshop BPMDS and 15th International Conference EMMSAD at CAiSE 2010 , Hammamet, Tunisia, June 7-8, 2010, LNBIP 50, Springer, pp. 94-107. file
Weber, Barbara and Mutschler, Bela and Reichert, Manfred (2010) Investigating the Effort of Using Business Process Management Technology: Results from a Controlled Experiment. Science of Computer Programming, 75(5): 292-310. file

2009

Weber, Barbara and Reichert, Manfred and Wild, Werner and Rinderle-Ma, Stefanie (2009) Providing Integrated Life Cycle Support in Process-Aware Information Systems. Int'l Journal of Cooperative Information Systems (IJCIS), 18(1): 115-165, World Scientific Publ. file
Weber, Barbara and Sadiq, Shazia and Reichert, Manfred (2009) Beyond Rigidity - Dynamic Process Lifecycle Support: A Survey on Dynamic Changes in Process-aware Information Systems. Computer Science - Research and Development, 23(2): 47-65, Springer. file

2008

Guenther, Christian W. and Reichert, Manfred and van der Aalst, Wil M.P. (2008) Supporting Flexible Processes with Adaptive Workflow and Case Handling. In: Proceedings WETICE'08, 3rd IEEE Workshop on Agile Cooperative Process-aware Information Systems (ProGility'08), Rome, Italy, June 2008, IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 229-234. file
Pinggera, Jakob and Zugal, Stefan and Weber, Barbara and Wild, Werner and Reichert, Manfred (2008) Integrating Case-Based Reasoning with Adaptive Process Management. Technical Report TR-CTIT-08-11, University of Twente. file
Reichert, Manfred and Weber, Barbara and Rinderle, Stefanie (2008) Process Change Support Features (Aktuelles Schlagwort). EMISA Forum , 28(1): 24-30. file
Rinderle-Ma, Stefanie and Reichert, Manfred and Weber, Barbara (2008) Relaxed Compliance Notions in Adaptive Process Management Systems. In: Proceedings 27th Int'l Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'08), Barcelona, Spain, October 2008, LNCS 5231, Springer, pp. 232-247. file
Rinderle-Ma, Stefanie and Reichert, Manfred and Weber, Barbara (2008) On the Formal Semantics of Change Patterns in Process-aware Information Systems. In: Proc. 27th Int'l Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'08), Barcelona, Spain, October 2008, LNCS 5231, Springer, pp. 279-293. file
Weber, Barbara and Reichert, Manfred (2008) Refactoring Process Models in Large Process Repositories.. In: Proc. 20th Int'l Conf. on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE'08), Montpellier, France, June 2008, LNCS 5074, Springer, pp. 124-139. file
Weber, Barbara and Reichert, Manfred and Rinderle-Ma, Stefanie (2008) Change Patterns and Change Support Features - Enhancing Flexibility in Process-Aware Information Systems. Data and Knowledge Engineering, 66(3): 438-466, Elsevier Science. file

2007

Weber, Barbara and Rinderle, Stefanie and Reichert, Manfred (2007) Change Patterns and Change Support Features in Process-Aware Information Systems. In: Proc. 11th Int'l Conf. on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE'07), Trondheim, Norway, LNCS 4495, Springer, pp. 574-588. file
Weber, Barbara and Wild, Werner and Reichert, Manfred and Dadam, Peter (2007) ProCycle - Integrierte Unterstützung des Prozesslebenszyklus. Künstliche Intelligenz, 20(4): 1-15. file
Weber, Barbara and Reichert, Manfred and Eshuis, Rik (2007) 2nd IEEE Workshop on Agile Cooperative Process-Aware Information Sysems - Workshop Report. In: Proc. 16th IEEE Int'l Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE 2007), Paris, France, June 2006, IEEE Computer Society Press. file
Weber, Barbara and Rinderle, Stefanie and Reichert, Manfred (2007) Process Change Patterns (Aktuelles Schlagwort). EMISA Forum, 27(2): 45-51. file
Weber, Barbara and Reichert, Manfred (2007) Keeping the Cost of Process Change Low through Refactoring. Technical Report TR-CTIT-07-86 , University of Twente. file
Weber, Barbara and Rinderle-Ma, Stefanie and Reichert, Manfred (2007) Change Support in Process-Aware Information Systems - A Pattern-Based Analysis. Technical Report TR-CTIT-07-76 , University of Twente. file
Weber, Barbara and Rinderle, Stefanie and Reichert, Manfred (2007) Identifying and Evaluating Change Patterns and Change Support Features in Process-Aware Information Systems. Technical Report TR-CTIT-07-22 , University of Twente. file

2006

Weber, Barbara and Wild, Werner and Lauer, Markus and Reichert, Manfred (2006) Improving Exception Handling by Discovering Change Dependencies in Adaptive Process Management Systems. In: Proc. 2nd Int'l Workshop on Business Process Intelligence (BPI'06), Vienna, Austria, LNCS 4103, Springer, pp. 93-104. file
Weber, Barbara and Reichert, Manfred and Rinderle, Stefanie and Wild, Werner (2006) Towards a Framework for the Agile Mining of Business Processes. In: BPM'05 Workshop Proceedings, 1st Int'l Workshop on Business Process Intelligence (BPI'05) in conjunction with (BPM '05), Nancy, France, LNCS 3812, Springer, pp. 191-202. file
Weber, Barbara and Reichert, Manfred and Wild, Werner (2006) Case-Base Maintenance for CCBR-based Process Evolution.. In: Proc. 8th European Conf. on Case-Based Reasoning (ECCBR'06), Ölüdeniz/Fethiye, Turkey, September 2006, LNCS 4106, Springer, pp. 106-120. file

2005

Rinderle, Stefanie and Weber, Barbara and Reichert, Manfred and Wild, Werner (2005) Integrating Process Learning and Process Evolution - A Semantics Based Approach. In: Proc. Int'l Conf. on Business Process Management (BPM'05), Nancy, France, LNCS 3649, Springer, pp. 252-267. file
Weber, Barbara and Rinderle, Stefanie and Wild, Werner and Reichert, Manfred (2005) CCBR-Driven Business Process Evolution. In: Proc. 6th Int'l Conf. on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR'05), Chicago, USA, LNCS 3620, Springer, pp. 610-624. file