Title: A survey on reuse in the business process management domain

Authors: Marcelo Fantinato; Maria Beatriz Felgar de Toledo; Lucinéia Heloisa Thom; Itana Maria de Souza Gimenes; Roberto dos Santos Rocha; Diego Zuquim Guimarães Garcia

Addresses: University of São Paulo, Rua Arlindo Béttio, 1000, 03828-000, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. ' State University of Campinas, Av. Albert Einstein, 1251, 13083-970, Campinas, SP, Brazil. ' Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, P.O. Box 15064, 91501-970, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. ' State University of Maringá, Av. Colombo, 5790, 87020-900, Maringá, PR, Brazil. ' University of São Paulo, Rua Arlindo Béttio, 1000, 03828-000, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. ' Federal University of Ouro Preto, Rua 36, 115, 35931-008, Joao Monlevade, MG, Brazil

Abstract: Business process management (BPM) is an important technological support to improve organisation competitiveness. BPM can benefit from reuse approaches and techniques at several stages of the business process life cycle in order to increase dynamism, flexibility and competitiveness. Existing reuse techniques from areas such as software engineering can be extended to this emerging domain. This paper presents the results of a literature review of reuse in the BPM domain. It aims to provide an overview and an overall discussion of most relevant research projects that have been developed applying reuse in BPM.

Keywords: survey; reuse; business process management; BPM; software engineering.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBPIM.2012.047913

International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management, 2012 Vol.6 No.1, pp.52 - 76

Published online: 17 Sep 2014 *

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