Artifact Consistency Management for BPM       

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Artifact Consistency Management for BPM - overview


In a typical Business Process Management (BPM) project, multiple interrelated artifacts at different realization or refinement levels need to be managed. In this context, several different scenarios can be investigated:

Horizontal scenarios (2005-2010): In these scenarios, artifacts at the same abstraction level are considered. For example, a business process model may be created and modeled by different persons. In this context, differences between process models need to be computed and then support for consolidation of various process models into one process model needs to be offered.

Vertical scenarios (2010-2013): In these scenarios, artifacts at different abstraction level are considered. For example, a business process can be defined at a business level, focusing on the business-related concepts. Or it can be defined at an implementation level, which usually implies that it is more detailed. Such different abstraction levels are also relevant for data models such as business items used in business processes. To avoid that two or more artifacts on different abstraction level go out of sync, consistency between these artifacts needs to be managed. For example, it is important to ensure that the executed process models comply with the business-level process models and regulations. In addition, managing consistency is a basis for change impact analysis on the business level and for enabling business people to see the actual running processes. This project addresses the challenge to manage the consistency of BPM artifacts on different abstraction levels.

A paper describing more details of this project can be found here.

The latest recorded demo of a prototype can be found here.

Another recorded demo of a prototype can be found here.

 

Most recent publications:

(For additional publications, see "publications tab" of this project site.)

Jochen Küster, Hagen Völzer, Cédric Favre, Moisés Castelo Branco, Krzysztof Czarnecki:
Supporting Different Process Views through a Shared Process Model.
Software & Systems Modeling, In Press, Available Online.
© 2015 Springer  Springer Link 

Moisés Castelo Branco, Yingfei Xiong, Krzysztof Czarnecki, Jochen Küster, Hagen Völzer:
A case study on consistency management of business and IT process models in banking.
Software & Systems Modeling, July 2014, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 913-940
© 2013 Springer  Springer Link

Jochen Küster, Hagen Völzer, Cédric Favre, Moisés Castelo Branco, Krzysztof Czarnecki:
Supporting Different Process Views through a Shared Process Model.
Proceedings ECMFA 2013 (9th European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications),
LNCS 7949,  pp. 20-36, Springer,  2013.
© 2013 Springer  Springer Link  Extended version as IBM Technical Report (link)

Hagen Völzer:
Synchronizing Business and IT Process Views with BPMN.
Invited Talk.
IT University Copenhagen June 2012 and Queensland Univeristy of Technology October 2012
© 2012 Talk (pdf)

Cédric Favre, Jochen Küster, Hagen Völzer:
The Shared Process Model.
BPM 2012 Demonstration Track, CEUR Workshop Proceedings.
© 2012 Link