On Representing, Purging, and Utilizing Change Logs in Process Management Systems

Stefanie Rinderle, Manfred Reichert, Martin Jurisch, Ulrich Kreher

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    In recent years adaptive process management technolgy has emerged in order to increase the flexibility of business process implementations and to support process changes at different levels. Usually, respective systems log comprehensive information about changes, which can then be used for different purposes including process traceability, change reuse and process recovery. Therefore the adequate and efficient representation of change logs is a crucial task for adaptive process management systems. In this paper we show which information has to be (minimally) captured in process change logs and how it should be represented in a generic and efficient way. We discuss different design alternatives and show how to deal with noise in process change logs. Finally, we present an elegant and efficient implementation approach, which we applied in the ADEPT2 process management system. Altogether the presented concepts provide an important pillar for adaptive process management technology and emerging fields (e.g., process change mining).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBusiness Process Management
    Subtitle of host publication4th International Conference, BPM 2006, Vienna, Austria, September 5-7, 2006. Proceedings
    EditorsSchahram Dustdar, José Luiz Fiadeiro, Amit P. Sheth
    Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, New York
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-38903-3
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-38901-9
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006
    Event4th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2006 - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 5 Sep 20067 Sep 2006
    Conference number: 4

    Publication series

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


    Conference4th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2006
    Abbreviated titleBPM


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