Refactoring Process Models in Large Process Repositories.

B. Weber, M.U. Reichert

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    With the increasing adoption of process-aware information systems (PAIS), large process model repositories have emerged. Over time respective models have to be re-aligned to the real-world business processes through customization or adaptation. This bears the risk that model redundancies are introduced and complexity is increased. If no continuous investment is made in keeping models simple, changes are becoming increasingly costly and error-prone. Though refactoring techniques are widely used in software engineering to address related problems, this does not yet constitute state-of-the art in business process management. Process designers either have to refactor process models by hand or cannot apply respective techniques at all. This paper proposes a set of behaviour-preserving techniques for refactoring large process repositories. This enables process designers to eectively deal with model complexity by making process models better understandable and easier to maintain.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings 20th Int'l Conf. on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE'08)
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-69533-2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008
    Event20th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2008 - Montpellier, France
    Duration: 16 Jun 200817 Jun 2008
    Conference number: 20

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag


    Conference20th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2008
    Abbreviated titleCAiSE


    • METIS-251000
    • SCS-Services
    • EWI-12869
    • IR-64805

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