Reducing the cognitive complexity of business process models

  title={Reducing the cognitive complexity of business process models},
  author={Volker Gruhn and Ralf Laue},
  journal={2009 8th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics},
Current research on the quality of business process models mostly discusses the quality of a model mainly in terms of correctness of its behaviour. In this paper, we discuss another perspective: Because the main purpose of business process models is to be read and understood by humans, understandability is an important requirement. We present some patterns for improving the understandability by reducing the cognitive load. By applying these patterns to a repository of almost 1000 models, we… CONTINUE READING
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