Flexibility of Data-driven Process Structures

Dominic Muller, Manfred Reichert, Joachim Herbst

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    The coordination of complex process structures is a fundamental task for enterprises, such as in the automotive industry. Usually, such process structures consist of several (sub-)processes whose execution must be coordinated and synchronized. Effecting this manually is both ineffective and error-prone. However, we can benefit from the fact that these processes are correlated with product structures in many application domains, such as product engineering. Specifically, we can utilize the assembly of a complex real object, such as a car consisting of different mechanical, electrical or electronic subcomponents. Each sub-component has related design or testing processes, which have to be executed within an overall process structure according to the product structure. Our goal is to enable product-driven (i.e., data-driven) process modeling, execution and adaptation. We show the necessity of considering the product life cycle and the role of processes, which are triggering state transitions within the product life cycle. This paper discusses important issues related to the design, enactment and change of data-driven process structures. Our considerations are based on several case studies we conducted for engineering processes in the automotive industry.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBusiness Process Management Workshops
    Subtitle of host publicationBPM 2006 International Workshops, BPD, BPI, ENEI, GPWW, DPM, semantics4ws, Vienna, Austria, September 4-7, 2006. Proceedings
    EditorsJohann Eder, Schahram Dustdar
    Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-38445-8
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-38444-1
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2006
    EventInternational Workshop on Dynamic Process Management, DPM 2006 - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 4 Sep 20064 Sep 2006

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    ConferenceInternational Workshop on Dynamic Process Management, DPM 2006
    Abbreviated titleDPM


    • SCS-Services
    • Manufacturing
    • Mapping
    • Workflow
    • Architecture
    • Business process engineering
    • Business process management
    • Business process management systems
    • Business process modeling
    • Business process optimization
    • Business rules
    • Collaborative emergent processes
    • Complexity
    • Data model
    • Dynamic processes
    • Dynamic workflow


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