Exploiting semantic activity labels to facilitate consistent specialization of abstract process activities

Andreas Bögl, Michael Karlinger, Christoph Schütz, Michael Schrefl, Gustav Pomberger

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Abstract

Designing business processes from scratch is an intricate and challenging task for process modellers. For this reason, the reuse of process patterns has become an integral part of process modelling in order to deal with recurring design issues in a given domain when modelling new business processes and variants thereof. The specialization of abstract process activities remains a key issue in process pattern reuse. Depending on the intended purpose of process pattern reuse, the specialization of abstract process activities typically ranges from the substitution of abstract process activities with sub-processes to the substitution of activity labels with specialized labels. The specialization of abstract process activitiesthrough label specialization has been hardly investigated so far in the business process community. The approach presented in this paper achieves consistent specialization of abstract process activities by ensuring consistent specialization of activity labels through exploitation of semantic activity labels as introduced in previous work. Semantic activity labels encode the linguistic meaning of process activities and thereby facilitate the establishment of consistency criteria based on the implicit semantics captured by activity labels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSOFSEM 2015
Subtitle of host publicationTheory and Practice of Computer Science - 41st International Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science,
EditorsGiuseppe F. Italiano, Tiziana Margaria-Steffen, Jaroslav Pokorný, Jean-Jacques Quisquater, Roger Wattenhofer
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages475-485
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783662460771
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event41st International Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science, SOFSEM 2015 - Pec pod Sněžkou, Czech Republic
Duration: 24 Jan 201529 Jan 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8939
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference41st International Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science, SOFSEM 2015
CountryCzech Republic
CityPec pod Sněžkou
Period24.01.201529.01.2015

Keywords

  • Activity label specialization
  • Consistent reuse of process patterns
  • Semantic activity labels

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