Business Process Model Merging: An Approach to Business Process Consolidation
Marcello La Rosa, Marlon Dumas, Reina Uba, Remco Dijkman
ACM TRANSACTIONS ON SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND METHODOLOGY | ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY | Published : 2013
This article addresses the problem of constructing consolidated business process models out of collections of process models that share common fragments. The article considers the construction of unions of multiple models (called merged models) as well as intersections (called digests). Merged models are intended for analysts who wish to create a model that subsumes a collection of process models - typically representing variants of the same underlying process - with the aim of replacing the variants with the merged model. Digests, on the other hand, are intended for analysts who wish to identify the most recurring fragments across a collection of process models, so that they can focus their..View full abstract
Awarded by ARC
This research was partly funded by the ARC Linkage Project LP110100252 "Facilitating Business Process Standardization and Reuse", the Estonian Science Foundation, and ERDF via the Estonian Centre of Excellence in Computer Science. NICTA is funded by the Australian Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and the Australian Research Council through the ICT Centre of Excellence program.