Business Artifacts: A Data-centric Approach to Modeling Business Operations and Processes

@article{Cohn2009BusinessAA,
  title={Business Artifacts: A Data-centric Approach to Modeling Business Operations and Processes},
  author={David Cohn and Richard Hull},
  journal={IEEE Data Eng. Bull.},
  year={2009},
  volume={32},
  pages={3-9}
}
Traditional approaches to business process modeling and workflow are based on activity flows (with data often an afterthought) or documents (with processing often an afterthought). In contrast, an emerging approach uses (business) artifacts, that combine data and process in an holistic manner as the basic building block. These correspond to key business entities which evolve as they pass through the business’s operation. This short paper motivates the approach, surveys research and its… CONTINUE READING
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