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Multilevel Modeling for Business Process Automation

Authors: C. Schütz, B. Neumayr, M. Schrefl
Paper: Schu15a (2015)
Citation: Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE 19th International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Workshop (EDOCW), 8th International Workshop on Evolutionary Business Processes (EVL-BP 2015) in conjunction with the 19th IEEE Conference on Enterprise Computing Conference (EDOC 2015), 22.-25. September 2015, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 51-60, 2015.
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Abstract (English):

Many real-world situations are more easily represented using multilevel models that abandon traditional twolevel instantiation. In business process management, multilevel modeling allows for the explicit representation of the interdependencies between the processes at the different hierarchy levels within an organization. Furthermore, multilevel modeling allows modelers to capture the variability of processes. The multilevel business artifact (MBA) is a conceptual-modeling primitive for the artifact-centric representation of business processes at multiple levels of abstraction. The (semi-)automated execution of the thus modeled business processes requires a suitable logical representation format for MBAs as well as an execution engine. In this paper, we propose a logical representation for MBAs based on State Chart XML as well as an execution engine based on XQuery.

Keywords: Business Process Management; Business Artifact; Business Process Variability; State Chart XML