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  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    Cloud Risk Analysis by Textual Models

    In recent years, the concept of cloud computing more and more found its way into modern IT and is on the best way of changing the future of how the people develop, provide and consume IT services. The development of secure software systems strongly relies on the availability of a...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    Collaborative Business Process Modeling

    Research on quality issues of business process models has recently begun to explore the process of creating process models. With growing complexity, the creation of business process models requires the presence of several, potentially spatially distributed, stakeholders. As a consequence, the question arises how this affects the process of process...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Information Security Measurement Roles and Responsibilities

    An adequate Information Security Management System (ISMS) to minimize business risks and maximize return on investments and business opportunities is recognized always more as key differentiator. Thus legal compliance, commercial image and competitive edge are sustainable maintained. Due to increasingly faster changing Information Security (IS) requirements (from market, customer, technology,...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Collaborative Ethnography for Information Systems Research: Studying Knowledge Work Practices and Designing Supportive Information Systems

    Understanding knowledge work and supporting it with Information Systems (ISs) are challenging tasks. Although there have been numerous studies on knowledge work in varying contexts, many of them are not detailed enough or outdated, particularly with respect to IS support. Knowledge work underwent dramatic changes over recent years, and empirical...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // May 2012

    Empirical Assessment of Business Model Transformations Based on Model Simulation

    Business processes are recognized by organizations as one of the most important intangible assets, since they let organizations improve their competitiveness. Business processes are supported by enterprise information systems, which can evolve over time and embed particular business rules that are not present anywhere else. Thus, there are many organizations...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Modeling Styles in Business Process Modeling

    Research on quality issues of business process models has recently begun to explore the process of creating process models. As a consequence, the question arises whether different ways of creating process models exist. In this paper, the authors observed 115 students engaged in the act of modeling, recording all their...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Imperative Versus Declarative Process Modeling Languages: An Empirical Investigation

    Streams of research are emerging that emphasize the advantages of using declarative process modeling languages over more traditional, imperative approaches. In particular, the declarative modeling approach is known for its ability to cope with the limited flexibility of the imperative approach. However, there is still not much empirical insight into...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2011

    Creating Declarative Process Models Using Test Driven Modeling Suite

    Declarative approaches to process modeling promise a high degree of flexibility. However, current declarative state-of-the-art modeling notations are, while sound on a technical level, hard to understand. To cater for this problem, in particular to improve the understandability of declarative process models as well as the communication between domain experts...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Towards Autonomous Indoor Flights Using Wireless Sensor Network Based Localization

    Indoor hovering objects such as quadrotors need to continuously be controlled to hold their position in space. For real autonomous flight of these copters, the necessary position control including all related information transfers have to be provided in a fully decentralized and autonomous manner. The authors discuss challenges related to...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Supporting the Optimized Execution of Business Processes Through Recommendations

    In order to be able to flexibly adjust a company's Business Processes (BPs) there is an increasing interest in flexible Process-Aware Information Systems (PAISs). This increasing flexibility, however, typically implies decreased user guidance by the PAIS and thus poses additional challenges to its users. This paper proposes a recommendation system...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Toward Enhanced Life-Cycle Support for Declarative Processes

    The need for flexible Process-Aware Information Systems resulted in a recent interest in declarative approaches, as they promise a high degree of flexibility. However, the potential of current declarative approaches is impeded by deficiencies in understandability and maintainability. This paper proposes an approach toward better understandability and maintainability of declarative...

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  • White Papers // May 2011

    The Impact of Testcases on the Maintainability of Declarative Process Models

    Declarative approaches to process modeling are regarded well suited for highly volatile environments as they provide a high degree of flexibility. However, problems in understanding and maintaining declarative process models impede their usage. To compensate for these shortcomings Test Driven Modeling has been proposed. This paper reports from a controlled...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    ALF: An Autonomous Localization Framework for Self-Localization in Indoor Environments

    A lot of algorithms and applications can benefit from position information. GPS localization has become a standard for outdoor usage. But if a higher accuracy is needed or within GPS-denied areas providing this knowledge is still an open and nontrivial topic. Especially for unknown or dynamic environments. In this paper,...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    MEMOS: A Methodology for Modeling Services

    The Semantic Business Process Management (SPBM) approach from the SUPER project utilizes a Semantic Execution Environment (SEE) for the automatic discovery, com-position, mediation, and invocation of Web services. In order to enable the Semantic Execution Environment, an engineer must create semantic descriptions of functional, non-functional, and behavioral aspects of Web...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Risk-Based Security Testing in Cloud Computing Environments

    Assuring the security of a software system in terms of testing nowadays still is a quite tricky task to conduct. Security requirements are taken as a foundation to derive tests to be executed against a system under test. Yet, these positive requirements by far do not cover all the relevant...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Alaska Simulator Toolset for Conducting Controlled Experiments on Process Flexibility

    Alaska Simulator Toolset (AST) is a software suite developed at the University of Innsbruck for exploring different approaches to business process flexibility by using a familiar metaphor, i.e., travel planning and execution. For this, AST provides integrated support of several decision deferral based approaches to process flexibility and enables their...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    How the Structuring of Domain Knowledge Can Help Casual Process Modelers

    Business process modeling is the task of creating an explicit, graphical model of a business process from internalized knowledge on that process. This type of conceptual modeling has recently received considerable attention in information systems engineering due to its increasing importance in practice. Modeling business processes has become a common...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Investigating the Effort of Using Business Process Management Technology: Results from a Controlled Experiment

    Business Process Management (BPM) technology has become an important instrument for supporting complex coordination scenarios and for improving business process performance. When considering its use, however, enterprises typically have to rely on vendor promises or qualitative reports. What is still missing and what is demanded by IT decision makers are...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Extending Grids with Cloud Resource Management for Scientific Computing

    From its start using supercomputers, scientific computing constantly evolved to the next levels such as cluster computing, meta-computing, or computational Grids. Today, Cloud Computing is emerging as the paradigm for the next generation of large-scale scientific computing, eliminating the need of hosting expensive computing hardware. Scientists still have their Grid...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Relaxed Compliance Notions in Adaptive Process Management Systems

    The capability to dynamically evolve process models over time and to migrate process instances to a modified model version are fundamental requirements for any Process-Aware Information System. This has been recognized for a long time and different approaches for process schema evolution have emerged. Basically, the challenge is to correctly...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Keeping the Cost of Process Change Low through Refactoring

    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...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Integrating Case-Based Reasoning with Adaptive Process Management

    The need for more flexibility of Process-Aware Information Systems (PAIS) has been discussed for several years and different approaches for adaptive process management have emerged. Only few of them provide support for both changes of individual process instances and the propagation of process type changes to a collection of related...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // May 2008

    Semantic Business Process Validation

    The use of formal semantics for the support of Business Process Management is an emerging branch of research, with substantial economic potential. In particular, business processes modeled in graphical notations such as BPMN can be semantically annotated to specify more precisely what the individual tasks in the process will be...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2007

    Towards a Methodology for Semantic Business Process Modeling and Configuration

    In this paper, the authors discuss potential benefits from adding semantics to Business Process Management from a methodological point of view, with a focus on the Modeling and Configuration phases. For this purpose, in each of these phases the established activities are examined and new activities are suggested: they suggest...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Apr 2007

    Semantic Business Process Modeling

    Web services and BPM have become a combination research aiming at enterprise computing providing a more intelligent and interactive services as process aware systems. In particular, with the emergence of BPEL4WS as a de-facto industrial standard for process grounding technology, Web services become the building blocks for the final process...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Apr 2007

    Reasoning with Large Data Sets

    Efficient reasoning is a critical factor for successful Semantic Web applications. In this context, applications may require vast volumes of data to be processed in a short time. The authors develop novel reasoning techniques which will extend current reasoning methods as well as existing database technologies in order to enable...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Sep 2006

    The Impact of Knowledge Process Modelling on Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

    Business process modelling has become a major research field in the information systems discipline in the last ten years. In this paper, the focus lies on the modelling of knowledge processes for small and medium-sized enterprises. In the first part of this paper an empirical study conducted at the department...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Collaborative Ethnography for Information Systems Research: Studying Knowledge Work Practices and Designing Supportive Information Systems

    Understanding knowledge work and supporting it with Information Systems (ISs) are challenging tasks. Although there have been numerous studies on knowledge work in varying contexts, many of them are not detailed enough or outdated, particularly with respect to IS support. Knowledge work underwent dramatic changes over recent years, and empirical...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Towards Autonomous Indoor Flights Using Wireless Sensor Network Based Localization

    Indoor hovering objects such as quadrotors need to continuously be controlled to hold their position in space. For real autonomous flight of these copters, the necessary position control including all related information transfers have to be provided in a fully decentralized and autonomous manner. The authors discuss challenges related to...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    ALF: An Autonomous Localization Framework for Self-Localization in Indoor Environments

    A lot of algorithms and applications can benefit from position information. GPS localization has become a standard for outdoor usage. But if a higher accuracy is needed or within GPS-denied areas providing this knowledge is still an open and nontrivial topic. Especially for unknown or dynamic environments. In this paper,...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Extending Grids with Cloud Resource Management for Scientific Computing

    From its start using supercomputers, scientific computing constantly evolved to the next levels such as cluster computing, meta-computing, or computational Grids. Today, Cloud Computing is emerging as the paradigm for the next generation of large-scale scientific computing, eliminating the need of hosting expensive computing hardware. Scientists still have their Grid...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Modeling Styles in Business Process Modeling

    Research on quality issues of business process models has recently begun to explore the process of creating process models. As a consequence, the question arises whether different ways of creating process models exist. In this paper, the authors observed 115 students engaged in the act of modeling, recording all their...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    How the Structuring of Domain Knowledge Can Help Casual Process Modelers

    Business process modeling is the task of creating an explicit, graphical model of a business process from internalized knowledge on that process. This type of conceptual modeling has recently received considerable attention in information systems engineering due to its increasing importance in practice. Modeling business processes has become a common...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Sep 2007

    Towards a Methodology for Semantic Business Process Modeling and Configuration

    In this paper, the authors discuss potential benefits from adding semantics to Business Process Management from a methodological point of view, with a focus on the Modeling and Configuration phases. For this purpose, in each of these phases the established activities are examined and new activities are suggested: they suggest...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Risk-Based Security Testing in Cloud Computing Environments

    Assuring the security of a software system in terms of testing nowadays still is a quite tricky task to conduct. Security requirements are taken as a foundation to derive tests to be executed against a system under test. Yet, these positive requirements by far do not cover all the relevant...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    Cloud Risk Analysis by Textual Models

    In recent years, the concept of cloud computing more and more found its way into modern IT and is on the best way of changing the future of how the people develop, provide and consume IT services. The development of secure software systems strongly relies on the availability of a...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Toward Enhanced Life-Cycle Support for Declarative Processes

    The need for flexible Process-Aware Information Systems resulted in a recent interest in declarative approaches, as they promise a high degree of flexibility. However, the potential of current declarative approaches is impeded by deficiencies in understandability and maintainability. This paper proposes an approach toward better understandability and maintainability of declarative...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Apr 2007

    Reasoning with Large Data Sets

    Efficient reasoning is a critical factor for successful Semantic Web applications. In this context, applications may require vast volumes of data to be processed in a short time. The authors develop novel reasoning techniques which will extend current reasoning methods as well as existing database technologies in order to enable...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Information Security Measurement Roles and Responsibilities

    An adequate Information Security Management System (ISMS) to minimize business risks and maximize return on investments and business opportunities is recognized always more as key differentiator. Thus legal compliance, commercial image and competitive edge are sustainable maintained. Due to increasingly faster changing Information Security (IS) requirements (from market, customer, technology,...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Sep 2006

    The Impact of Knowledge Process Modelling on Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

    Business process modelling has become a major research field in the information systems discipline in the last ten years. In this paper, the focus lies on the modelling of knowledge processes for small and medium-sized enterprises. In the first part of this paper an empirical study conducted at the department...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    Collaborative Business Process Modeling

    Research on quality issues of business process models has recently begun to explore the process of creating process models. With growing complexity, the creation of business process models requires the presence of several, potentially spatially distributed, stakeholders. As a consequence, the question arises how this affects the process of process...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // May 2012

    Empirical Assessment of Business Model Transformations Based on Model Simulation

    Business processes are recognized by organizations as one of the most important intangible assets, since they let organizations improve their competitiveness. Business processes are supported by enterprise information systems, which can evolve over time and embed particular business rules that are not present anywhere else. Thus, there are many organizations...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Investigating the Effort of Using Business Process Management Technology: Results from a Controlled Experiment

    Business Process Management (BPM) technology has become an important instrument for supporting complex coordination scenarios and for improving business process performance. When considering its use, however, enterprises typically have to rely on vendor promises or qualitative reports. What is still missing and what is demanded by IT decision makers are...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    MEMOS: A Methodology for Modeling Services

    The Semantic Business Process Management (SPBM) approach from the SUPER project utilizes a Semantic Execution Environment (SEE) for the automatic discovery, com-position, mediation, and invocation of Web services. In order to enable the Semantic Execution Environment, an engineer must create semantic descriptions of functional, non-functional, and behavioral aspects of Web...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // May 2008

    Semantic Business Process Validation

    The use of formal semantics for the support of Business Process Management is an emerging branch of research, with substantial economic potential. In particular, business processes modeled in graphical notations such as BPMN can be semantically annotated to specify more precisely what the individual tasks in the process will be...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Apr 2007

    Semantic Business Process Modeling

    Web services and BPM have become a combination research aiming at enterprise computing providing a more intelligent and interactive services as process aware systems. In particular, with the emergence of BPEL4WS as a de-facto industrial standard for process grounding technology, Web services become the building blocks for the final process...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // May 2011

    The Impact of Testcases on the Maintainability of Declarative Process Models

    Declarative approaches to process modeling are regarded well suited for highly volatile environments as they provide a high degree of flexibility. However, problems in understanding and maintaining declarative process models impede their usage. To compensate for these shortcomings Test Driven Modeling has been proposed. This paper reports from a controlled...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Imperative Versus Declarative Process Modeling Languages: An Empirical Investigation

    Streams of research are emerging that emphasize the advantages of using declarative process modeling languages over more traditional, imperative approaches. In particular, the declarative modeling approach is known for its ability to cope with the limited flexibility of the imperative approach. However, there is still not much empirical insight into...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Keeping the Cost of Process Change Low through Refactoring

    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...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Relaxed Compliance Notions in Adaptive Process Management Systems

    The capability to dynamically evolve process models over time and to migrate process instances to a modified model version are fundamental requirements for any Process-Aware Information System. This has been recognized for a long time and different approaches for process schema evolution have emerged. Basically, the challenge is to correctly...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Integrating Case-Based Reasoning with Adaptive Process Management

    The need for more flexibility of Process-Aware Information Systems (PAIS) has been discussed for several years and different approaches for adaptive process management have emerged. Only few of them provide support for both changes of individual process instances and the propagation of process type changes to a collection of related...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Dec 2011

    Creating Declarative Process Models Using Test Driven Modeling Suite

    Declarative approaches to process modeling promise a high degree of flexibility. However, current declarative state-of-the-art modeling notations are, while sound on a technical level, hard to understand. To cater for this problem, in particular to improve the understandability of declarative process models as well as the communication between domain experts...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Supporting the Optimized Execution of Business Processes Through Recommendations

    In order to be able to flexibly adjust a company's Business Processes (BPs) there is an increasing interest in flexible Process-Aware Information Systems (PAISs). This increasing flexibility, however, typically implies decreased user guidance by the PAIS and thus poses additional challenges to its users. This paper proposes a recommendation system...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Alaska Simulator Toolset for Conducting Controlled Experiments on Process Flexibility

    Alaska Simulator Toolset (AST) is a software suite developed at the University of Innsbruck for exploring different approaches to business process flexibility by using a familiar metaphor, i.e., travel planning and execution. For this, AST provides integrated support of several decision deferral based approaches to process flexibility and enables their...

    Provided By University of Indianapolis