Workflow Patterns for Business Process Modeling

Lucineia Heloisa Thom, Cirano Lochpe, M.U. Reichert

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    Abstract

    For its reuse advantages, workflow patterns (e.g., control flow patterns, data patterns, resource patterns) are increasingly attracting the interest of both researchers and vendors. Frequently, business process or workflow models can be assembeled out of a set of recurrent process fragments (or recurrent business functions), each of them having generic semantics that can be described as a pattern. To our best knowledge, so far, there has been no (empirical) work evidencing the existence of such recurrent patterns in real workflow applications. Thus, in this paper we elaborate the frequency with which certain patterns occur in practice. Furthermore, we investigate completeness of workflow patterns (based on recurrent functions) with respect to their ability to capture a large variety of business processes.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Workshops and Doctoral Consortium of the 19th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2007)
    Place of PublicationNorway
    PublisherTapir Academic Press
    Pages349-358
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-82-519-2245-6
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007
    Event19th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2007 - Trondheim, Norway
    Duration: 13 Jun 200715 Jun 2007
    Conference number: 19

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherTapir Academic Press
    NumberP2773
    VolumeI

    Conference

    Conference19th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2007
    Abbreviated titleCAiSE
    CountryNorway
    CityTrondheim
    Period13/06/0715/06/07

    Keywords

    • EWI-10400
    • METIS-242184
    • IR-64159
    • SCS-Services

    Cite this

    Thom, L. H., Lochpe, C., & Reichert, M. U. (2007). Workflow Patterns for Business Process Modeling. In Proceedings of Workshops and Doctoral Consortium of the 19th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2007) (pp. 349-358). Norway: Tapir Academic Press.