Lucinéia Heloisa Thom

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Recently, a variety of workflow patterns has been proposed focusing on specific aspects like control flow, data flow, and resource assignments. Though these patterns are relevant for implementing Business Process Model-ing (BPM) tools and for evaluating the expressiveness of BPM languages, they do not contribute to reduce redundant specifications of(More)
For their reuse advantages, workflow patterns are increasingly attracting the interest of both researchers and vendors. However, actual workflow modeling tools do not provide functionalities that enable users to define , query, and reuse workflow patterns properly. In this paper we gather a set of requirements for process modeling tools that aim to support(More)
Research on workflow activity patterns recently emerged in order to increase the reuse of recurring business functions (e.g., notification, approval, and decision). One important aspect is to identify pattern co-occurrences and to utilize respective information for creating modeling recommendations regarding the most suited activity patterns to be combined(More)
Workflow activity patterns represent a set of recurrent behaviours that can be found in a wide range of business processes. In this paper we address the problem of determining the presence of these patterns in process models. This is usually done manually by the analyst, who inspects the model and interprets its elements in terms of the semantics of those(More)
Due to their high level of abstraction and their reusability, workflow patterns are increasingly attracting the interest of both BPM researchers and BPM tool vendors. Frequently, process models can be assembled out of a set of recurrent business functions (e.g., task execution request, approval, notification), each of them having generic semantics that can(More)
According to the business literature, one can classify a social organization relying on a set of well-known structural features. Depending on the values taken by each of these features, one can conclude whether the type of a specific organization is functional, divisional, hybrid, matrix-like, or process-oriented. The organization type has strong influence(More)