Combining Flexibility and Data Handling in Business Process Models

  title={Combining Flexibility and Data Handling in Business Process Models},
  author={Giorgio Bruno},
  journal={Int. J. Hum. Cap. Inf. Technol. Prof.},
  • G. Bruno
  • Published 1 April 2014
  • Business, Computer Science
  • Int. J. Hum. Cap. Inf. Technol. Prof.
Flexibility and data handling are two hot topics in current research on business process models. However, these issues are tackled separately through declarative languages and artifact-centric approaches, respectively. It follows that the situations in which the choice of the task to perform is a human decision affected by the presence of suitable input entities are not adequately handled; unfortunately, these situations are common in several industrial processes such as build-to-order ones. An… 

A Dataflow-Oriented Modeling Approach to Business Processes

  • G. Bruno
  • Computer Science
    Int. J. Hum. Cap. Inf. Technol. Prof.
  • 2017
A major contribution of the paper is the presentation of the extraction algorithm which provides the separated life cycles of the business entities involved and facilitates the comparison with reference models.

DFF Project Description Hybrid Business Process Management Technologies

It is proposed that investigating such hybrid approaches is a worthwhile field of research on its own with many open research questions and has met with enthusiasm from the academic BPM community and several other researchers have started looking at some of the open questions the authors identified.

Declarative and Hybrid Process Discovery: Recent Advances and Open Challenges

  • Tijs Slaats
  • Computer Science
    Journal on Data Semantics
  • 2020
An overview of recent advances in both declarative and hybrid process discovery is provided, discuss a number of open challenges that still remain, and propose directions for future research.

Keeping It Social: Transforming Workplace Learning and Development through Social Media

The rapid change and competition in the business world is fundamentally challenging the workplace. Consequently, organizations have begun to adopt a continuous learning philosophy which has resulted

Viewpoints on Business Process Models



Towards Object-Aware Process Management Systems: Issues, Challenges, Benefits

It is shown that the activity-centered paradigm of existing WfMS is too inflexible in this context, and major requirements needed to enable object-awareness in processes management systems are discussed.

A Notation for the Task-Oriented Modeling of Business Processes

  • G. Bruno
  • Computer Science
    Int. J. Hum. Cap. Inf. Technol. Prof.
  • 2012
A notation is proposed, called TOMP Task-Oriented Modeling of business Processes, which considers tasks and decisions as first-class constructs in process models and provides the explicit representation of the information flow in connection with an information model.

A Declarative Approach for Flexible Business Processes Management

This work proposes a fundamental paradigm shift for flexible process management and proposes the ConDec language for modelling and enacting dynamic business processes, based on temporal logic rather than some imperative process modelling language.

Business Process Management: Concepts, Languages, Architectures

Matthias Weske argues that all communities involved need to have a common understanding of the different aspects of business process management, and details the complete business process lifecycle from the modeling phase to process enactment and improvement, taking into account all different stakeholders involved.

Declarative workflows: Balancing between flexibility and support

This paper will show that using a more declarative approach can assist in a better balance between flexibility and support, by presenting the Declare framework that aims to take care of the full spectrum of flexibility while at the same time supports the user using recommendations and other process-mining-based diagnostics.

Introducing the Guard-Stage-Milestone Approach for Specifying Business Entity Lifecycles

The Guard-Stage-Milestone (GSM) meta-model for lifecycles is introduced, which is an evolution of the previous work on BEL's, and support hierarchy and parallelism within a single entity instance.

Process Flexibility: A Survey of Contemporary Approaches

This paper takes a deeper look into the various ways in which flexibility can be achieved and proposes an extensive taxonomy of flexibility, which is used to evaluate a selection of systems and to discuss how the various forms of flexibility fit together.

On Lifecycle Constraints of Artifact-Centric Workflows

This paper allows declarative specifications/constraints of artifact lifecycle in the spirit of DecSerFlow, and forms the notion of lifecycle as the set of all possible paths an artifact can navigate through, and presents a range of technical results concerning compliance and automated construction.

Data-Driven Modeling and Coordination of Large Process Structures

The COREPRO framework for the data-driven modeling of large process structures reduces modeling efforts significantly and provides mechanisms for maintaining data- driven process structures.