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Visualizing Variability in Business Process Variant Models

Type of Publication: Article in Collected Edition

Visualizing Variability in Business Process Variant Models

Author(s):
Eicker, Stefan; Schuler, Peter M.
Editor:
Weghorn, H.; Azevedo, L.; Isaías, P.
Title of Anthology:
Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Applied Computing 2011
pages:
323-330
Publisher:
IADIS
Location(s):
Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien
Publication Date:
2011
ISBN:
978-989-8533-06-7
Keywords:
Business process management, Visualization, Variant management, Re-use
Link to complete version:
http://www.iadisportal.org/digital-library/visualizing-variability-in-business-process-variant-models
Citation:
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Abstract

In the area of business process management, mastering variability is as important as handling re-use. This paper presents
an approach for annotating business process model activities with variant indicating attachments. Thereby, maintaining
business process variant models will become more convenient since the modeler gets presented alternatives for the
current business process model on the basis of an underlying reference process model – but without the complexity of
reference modeling itself. The presented annotation is independent of a distinct process modeling notation and works
across several views of business processes.