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Declarative Enhancement Framework for Business Processes

Summary: Declarative Enhancement Framework for
Business Processes
Heerko Groefsema, Pavel Bulanov, and Marco Aiello
Distributed Systems Group, Johann Bernoulli Institute, University of Groningen,
Nijenborgh 9, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
{h.groefsema, p.bulanov, m.aiello}@rug.nl
Abstract. While Business Process Management (BPM) was designed
to support rigid production processes, nowadays it is also at the core of
more flexible business applications and has established itself firmly in
the service world. Such a shift calls for new techniques. In this paper, we
introduce a variability framework for BPM which utilizes temporal logic
formalisms to represent the essence of a process, leaving other choices
open for later customization or adaption. The goal is to solve two major
issues of BPM: enhancing reusability and flexibility. Furthermore, by
enriching the process modelling environment with graphical elements,
the complications of temporal logic are hidden from the user.
Keywords: BPM, Variability, Temporal Logic, e-Government
1 Introduction
The world of Business Process Management (BPM) has gone through some


Source: Aiello, Marco - Institute for Mathematics and Computing Science, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences