Business Process Visualization - Use Cases, Challenges, Solutions

S.B. Rinderle, R. Bobrik, M.U. Reichert, T. Bauer

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Abstract

The proper visualization and monitoring of their (ongoing) business processes is crucial for any enterprise. Thus a broad spectrum of processes has to be visualized ranging from simple, short–running processes to complex long–running ones (consisting of up to hundreds of activities). In any case, users shall be able to quickly understand the logic behind a process and to get a quick overview of related tasks. One practical problem arises when different fragments of a business process are scattered over several systems where they are often modeled using different process meta models (e.g., High–Level Petri Nets). The challenge is to find an integrated and user–friendly visualization for these business processes. In this paper we discover use cases relevant in this context. Since existing graph layout approaches have focused on general graph drawing so far we further develop a specific approach for layouting business process graphs. The work presented in this paper is embedded within a larger project (Proviado) on the visualization of automotive processes.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS'06): Information System Analysis and Specification
EditorsY. Manolopoulos, J. Filipe, P. Constantopoulos, J. Cordeiro
Place of PublicationPortugal
PublisherINSTICC PRESS
Pages204-211
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)972-8865-43-0
Publication statusPublished - May 2006
Event8th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2006 - Paphos, Cyprus
Duration: 23 May 200627 May 2006
Conference number: 8
http://www.iceis.org/iceis2006/

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Name
PublisherINSTICC Press
Number2

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2006
Abbreviated titleICEIS
CountryCyprus
CityPaphos
Period23/05/0627/05/06
Internet address

Keywords

  • SCS-Services
  • METIS-238118
  • EWI-6208
  • IR-66217

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Rinderle, S. B., Bobrik, R., Reichert, M. U., & Bauer, T. (2006). Business Process Visualization - Use Cases, Challenges, Solutions. In Y. Manolopoulos, J. Filipe, P. Constantopoulos, & J. Cordeiro (Eds.), Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS'06): Information System Analysis and Specification (pp. 204-211). Portugal: INSTICC PRESS.
Rinderle, S.B. ; Bobrik, R. ; Reichert, M.U. ; Bauer, T. / Business Process Visualization - Use Cases, Challenges, Solutions. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS'06): Information System Analysis and Specification. editor / Y. Manolopoulos ; J. Filipe ; P. Constantopoulos ; J. Cordeiro. Portugal : INSTICC PRESS, 2006. pp. 204-211
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Rinderle, SB, Bobrik, R, Reichert, MU & Bauer, T 2006, Business Process Visualization - Use Cases, Challenges, Solutions. in Y Manolopoulos, J Filipe, P Constantopoulos & J Cordeiro (eds), Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS'06): Information System Analysis and Specification. INSTICC PRESS, Portugal, pp. 204-211, 8th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2006, Paphos, Cyprus, 23/05/06.

Business Process Visualization - Use Cases, Challenges, Solutions. / Rinderle, S.B.; Bobrik, R.; Reichert, M.U.; Bauer, T.

Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS'06): Information System Analysis and Specification. ed. / Y. Manolopoulos; J. Filipe; P. Constantopoulos; J. Cordeiro. Portugal : INSTICC PRESS, 2006. p. 204-211.

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Rinderle SB, Bobrik R, Reichert MU, Bauer T. Business Process Visualization - Use Cases, Challenges, Solutions. In Manolopoulos Y, Filipe J, Constantopoulos P, Cordeiro J, editors, Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS'06): Information System Analysis and Specification. Portugal: INSTICC PRESS. 2006. p. 204-211