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The Triconnected Abstraction of Process Models

Artem Polyvyanyy, Sergey Smirnov, Mathias Weske, U Dayal, J Eder, J Koehler, HA Reijers

BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT, PROCEEDINGS | SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN | Published : 2009

Abstract

Companies use business process models to represent their working procedures in order to deploy services to markets, to analyze them, and to improve upon them. Competitive markets necessitate complex procedures, which lead to large process specifications with sophisticated structures. Real world process models can often incorporate hundreds of modeling constructs. While a large degree of detail complicates the comprehension of the processes, it is essential to many analysis tasks. This paper presents a technique to abstract, i.e., to simplify process models. Given a detailed model, we introduce abstraction rules which generalize process fragments in order to bring the model to a higher abstra..

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