Title: The process configurator

Authors: Stephanie Meerkamm

Addresses: Applied Computer Science IV, University of Bayreuth, Universitätsstr 30, 95445 Bayreuth, Germany

Abstract: Usually, for a particular business process different variants exist in order to fulfil the individual requirements of the different users. The management of process variability is an important aspect mainly during modelling. One common way to deal with variability is configuration. This paper presents the concept of a configurator. A main contribution of this paper is a staged configuration process. The sequence of the decisions selecting a variant can be determined individually and for capturing the process variability, we developed a generic data model which captures the characteristics of the process domain which is multi-perspective and empowers the derivation of variants based on a model which integrates all possible variants.

Keywords: process variants; staged process configuration; multiple perspectives; generic data modelling; business process management; process variability; business process modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBPIM.2012.047910

International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management, 2012 Vol.6 No.1, pp.18 - 28

Published online: 17 Sep 2014 *

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