Human-centric Business Process Management

Universität Ulm

PhD Seminar, Jens Kolb, Room: O27/545, Time: 11:15 am, Date: December 20, 2013

The increasing adoption of process-aware information systems (PAISs) has  resulted in large process model collections. To support users  having different perspectives on these processes and related data, a PAIS  should provide personalized views on process models. Existing PAISs,  however, do not provide mechanisms for creating or even changing such process views.  Especially, changing process models is a frequent use case in PAISs due to  changing needs or unplanned situations. While process views have been  used as abstractions for visualizing large process models, no work exists  on how to change process models based on respective views.

This talk presents an approach for changing large process models  through updates of corresponding process views, while ensuring up-to-dateness  and consistency of all other process views on the process model changed.  Respective update operations can be applied to a process view and corresponding  changes be correctly propagated to the underlying process model.  Furthermore, all other views related to this process model are then migrated to  the new version of the process model as well. Overall, our view  framework enables domain experts to evolve large process models over time  based on appropriate model abstractions.