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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)
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)
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)
Business process modeling is essential in any process improvement project. Yet, it is a time consuming and an error-prone step. With a rapidly increasing number of process models developed by different process designers, it becomes crucial for business process designers to reuse knowledge existing in model repositories, e.g., to find solutions for a(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)