Entity-centric operations modeling for business process management — A multidisciplinary review of the state-of-the-art

  title={Entity-centric operations modeling for business process management — A multidisciplinary review of the state-of-the-art},
  author={Jorge L. C. Sanz},
  journal={Proceedings of 2011 IEEE 6th International Symposium on Service Oriented System (SOSE)},
The entity-based approach for operations modeling was published for the first time three decades ago. Specifically, the notion of entities as the main subjects of processes and entity life-cycle as a technique for dynamic modeling of operations were introduced independently by K. Robinson in 1979, C. Rosenquist in 1982 and M. Jackson in 1983. This modeling work emerged in clear contrast with static entity-relationship modeling found in the data-base tradition. These three pioneer contributions… CONTINUE READING
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