Matthias Kunze

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Due to the increasing adoption of business process management and the key role of process models, companies are setting up and maintaining large process model repositories. Repositories containing hundreds or thousands of process models are not uncommon, whereas only simplistic search functionality, such as text based search or folder navigation, is(More)
Process models gained more and more significance to carry out an organization’s operations. Besides documentation purposes, organizations strive to evaluate their executed processes in terms of performance and conformance. However, this is far from trivial: As most processes are still carried out manually, only few effects can be tracked and are typically(More)
During business process design, working procedures in organizations are represented by process models. It is an important task in any process improvement project, yet time consuming and error prone. While many organizations maintain large process model repositories, we observe that the information these repositories carry is not fully exploited during(More)
The BPM Academic Initiative strives to support education and research in business process management. This paper announces a platform to be used by researchers to download process models, providing data to be used in empirical research. This paper presents a web portal, where process models can be filtered by various criteria and downloaded, and a research(More)
Business process models are typically graphs that communicate knowledge about the work performed in organizations. Collections of these models are gathered to analyze and improve the way an organization operates. From a research perspective, these collections tell about modeling styles, the relevance of modeling constructs, and common formal modeling(More)
Since 2007 we have seen increasing interest in using the Oryx process modeling framework1 by academics. Many universities already use the platform in teaching to model, analyze, and simulate processes. While many courses focus on BPMN, also Petri nets and EPCs are used, all of which are supported by the system. The Signavio-Oryx Academic Initiative (SOAI)(More)
Business process elicitation requires high human and financial resources, often only affordable to large organizations. We observed that many business processes are modeled redundantly consuming a lot of money and resources. Collecting, sharing, and re-using process models overcome this problem. Libraries in the real world are a good example of sharing(More)
Business process management has received considerable attention and many companies achieved a high maturity level and hence, generated collections of process models that form a knowledge asset essential to their operations. These collections bear opportunities for innovation: Empirical research establishes methods and techniques to support and improve(More)