A Modeling Tool for PHILharmonicFlows Objects and Lifecycle Processes

Universität Ulm

Demo Presentation at the BPM 2017 Demos;

Sebastian Steinau, Kevin Andrews, Barcelona, Spain, 13 September 2017, 4:00 PM

As opposed to contemporary activity-centric, process-aware information systems (PAIS), for which a multitude of concepts and implementations exist, there is only a very limited number of PAIS implementing data-centric, artifact-centric or object-aware approaches. This demo paper presents the implementation of a modeling environment for the object-aware approach to business process management. Our implementation is based on the PHILharmonicFlows framework, which allows for the definition and execution of business object models. The current implementation of the modeling environment supports the modeling of objects, their attributes as well as relations to other objects. Furthermore, it allows modeling object lifecycle processes, which define the runtime behavior of the various objects. Finally, the modeling environment features a simple app design, reducing complexity for process modelers while still supporting all features of PHILharmonicFlows.