Proviado - Visualizing Large Business Processes

Description

The overall project goal is to develop an advanced process visualization and process monitoring component that allows for configurable and personalized business process visualizations.

To streamline their way of doing business, companies are dealing with a large number of processes involving different domains, organizations, and groups. An integrated process support is highly desirable in such an environment where data (e.g., audit trails and reports) related to a particular process, and with different degrees of sensitivity, are often scattered over heterogeneous information systems. A process visualization and process monitoring component is a much-needed module in order to provide an integrated view on all these data. Despite its importance, current process-aware information systems do not provide adequate process visualization techniques. Specifically, a process monitoring component is responsible for displaying the status of process instances, for dispatching specific activities to corresponding actors, and so on. Furthermore, different user groups or roles (e.g., technicians, managers) usually have different perspectives on processes and related data. Therefore, adequate views need to be provided by the monitoring component. This is of particular importance when dealing with complex, long-running business processes with dozens up to thousands activities.

In summary, the Proviado project addresses major issues related to flexible process visualization and monitoring in distributed environments. In particular, we deal with the following topics:

  1. process data integration & transformation
  2. personalized process visualization
  3. techniques for creating, maintaining, and visualizing parameterizable process views
  4. layouting of business process graphs
  5. access control in process monitoring components

We are implementing basic visualization concepts in a powerful proof-of-concept prototype.

Fig. 1: Basic Steps of the Proviado Visualization Approach

Partners

  • University of Ulm, Institute of Databases and Information Systems
  • Daimler AG, Research & Development
  • University of Twente, The Netherlands, Information Systems Group

Funding

The Proviado project has been partially funded by Daimler AG.

Duration

The Proviado project has been running since 2005.

Publications

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

2013

Kolb, Jens and Reichert, Manfred (2013) A Flexible Approach for Abstracting and Personalizing Large Business Process Models. Applied Computing Review, 13(1): 6-17, ACM SIGAPP. file

2012

Reichert, Manfred and Kolb, Jens and Bobrik, Ralph and Bauer, Thomas (2012) Enabling Personalized Visualization of Large Business Processes through Parameterizable Views. In: 27th ACM Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC'12), 9th Enterprise Engineering Track (EE'12), Trento, Italy, March 25-29, 2012, ACM Press, pp. 1653-1660. file
Reichert, Manfred (2012) Visualizing Large Business Process Models: Challenges, Techniques, Applications. In: 1st Int'l Workshop on Theory and Applications of Process Visualization (TAProViz'12), BPM'12 Workshops (Invited Keynote), Tallinn, Estonia, 2 September 2012, LNBIP 132, Springer, pp. 725-736. file

2010

Reichert, Manfred and Bassil, Sarrita and Bobrik, Ralph and Bauer, Thomas (2010) The Proviado Access Control Model for Business Process Monitoring Components. Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures - An International Journal , 5(3): 64-88. file

2009

Bassil, Sarrita and Reichert, Manfred and Bobrik, Ralph and Bauer, Thomas (2009) Access Control for Monitoring System-Spanning Business Processes in Proviado. In: 3rd Int'l Workshop on Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures (EMISA'09), Ulm, Germany, September 2009, Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) P-152, Koellen-Verlag, pp. 125-139. file

2008

Bobrik, Ralph (2008) Konfigurierbare Visualisierung komplexer Prozessmodelle. Phd thesis, University of Ulm. file

2007

Bassil, Sarrita and Reichert, Manfred and Bobrik, Ralph and Bauer, Thomas (2007) Access Control for Monitoring System-Spanning Business Processes. Technical Report TR-CTIT-07-20, University of Twente. file
Bauer, Thomas and Bobrik, Ralph (2007) Applikationsübergreifendes Monitoring von Geschäftsprozessen. EMISA Forum, 27(1): 14-19. file
Bobrik, Ralph and Reichert, Manfred and Bauer, Thomas (2007) View-Based Process Visualization. In: 5th Int'l Conf. on Business Process Management (BPM'07), Brisbane, Australia, September 2007, LNCS 4714, Springer, pp. 88-95. file
Bobrik, Ralph and Bauer, Thomas (2007) Towards Configurable Process Visualizations with Proviado. In: Proc. WETICE IEEE-Workshop on Agile Cooperative Process-Aware Informations Systems (ProGility '07), Paris, France, IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 367-369. file
Bobrik, Ralph and Reichert, Manfred and Bauer, Thomas (2007) Parameterizable Views for Process Visualization. Technical Report TR-CTIT-07-37, University of Twente. file

2006

Bobrik, Ralph and Bauer, Thomas and Reichert, Manfred (2006) Proviado - Personalized and Configurable Visualizations of Business Processes. In: Proc. 7th Int'l Conf. on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies (EC-WEB'06), Krakow, Poland, September 2006, LNCS 4082, Springer, pp. 61-71. file
Rinderle, Stefanie and Bobrik, Ralph and Reichert, Manfred and Bauer, Thomas (2006) Businesss Process Visualization - Use Cases, Challenges, Solutions. In: Proc. 8th Int'l Conf. on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS'06) Track on Information Systems Analysis and Specification, Paphos, Cyprus, pp. 204-211. file

2005

Bobrik, Ralph and Reichert, Manfred and Bauer, Thomas (2005) Requirements for the Visualization of System-Spanning Business Processes. In: Proc. 1st Int'l Workshop on Business Process Monitoring and Performance Management (BPMPM'05) in conjunction with (DEXA'05), Copenhagen, Denmark, IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 948-954. file

Master & Bachelor Theses

| 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 |

2007

Zhao, Xiaodong (2007) Automatisches Layout von Prozessgraphen. Master thesis, Universität Ulm. file

2006

Moldmann, Max (2006) Visualisierungskonzepte für Prozessinformationen. Diploma thesis, Universität Ulm. file

2005

Mihalca, Tiberius (2005) Prozessdatenintegration und -transformation für die systemübergreifende Visualisierung von Arbeitsabläufen. Diploma thesis, Universität Ulm. file

2004

Klotz, Achim (2004) View-Unterstützung in Prozess-Management-Systemen. Diploma thesis, University of Ulm. file