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Hypergraph-Based Modeling of Ad-Hoc Business Processes

Artem Polyvyanyy, Mathias Weske, D Ardagna, M Mecella, J Yang

BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS | SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN | Published : 2009

Abstract

Process models are usually depicted as directed graphs, with nodes representing activities and directed edges control flow. While structured processes with pre-defined control flow have been studied in detail, flexible processes including ad-hoc activities need further investigation. This paper presents flexible process graph, a novel approach to model processes in the context of dynamic environment and adaptive process participants’ behavior. The approach allows defining execution constraints, which are more restrictive than traditional ad-hoc processes and less restrictive than traditional control flow, thereby balancing structured control flow with unstructured ad-hoc activities. Flexible..

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