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)
With the increasing influence of Business Process Management , large process model repositories emerged in enterprises and public administrations. Their effective utilization requires meaningful and efficient capabilities to search for models that go beyond text based search or folder navigation, e.g., by similarity. Existing measures for process model… (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)
Process model similarity has developed into a prolific field of investigation. This paper summarizes the research after the CAISE 2008 paper on this topic. We identify categories of problems and provide an outlook on future directions.
A rapidly changing environment, in terms of technology and market, presses companies to keep their business processes aligned with current and upcoming requirements. This is still a major issue in modern process oriented information systems, where improvements on process models yield considerable effort to implement them in a technical way. We address this… (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)