University of Udine

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  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Introducing a New Scalable Data-as-a-Service Cloud Platform for Enriching Traditional Text Mining Techniques by Integrating Ontology Modelling and Natural Language Processing

    A good deal of digital data produced in academia, commerce and industry is made up of a raw, unstructured text, such as word documents, excel tables, emails, web pages, etc., which are also often represented in a natural language. An important analytical task in a number of scientific and technological...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Misbehavior Detection in Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks

    In this paper the authors discuss misbehavior detection for Vehicular Ad-hoc NETworks (VANETs), a special case of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs). They evaluate the suitability of existing PKI approaches for insider misbehavior detection and propose a classification for novel detection schemes. Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs) are digital systems that are closely embedded...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    Visualizing Large Business Process Models: Challenges, Techniques, Applications

    Large process models may comprise hundreds or thousands of process elements, like activities, gateways, and data objects. Presenting such process models to users and enabling them to interact with these models constitute crucial tasks of any Process-Aware Information Systems (PAISs). Existing PAISs, however, neither provide adequate techniques for visualizing and...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Formalizing Concepts for Efficacy-Aware Business Process Modeling

    In business process design, business objective models can fulfill the role of formal requirement definitions. Matching process models against objective models would, for instance, enable sound comparison of implementation alternatives. For that purpose, objective models should be available independently of their concrete implementation in a business process. This issue is...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Contextual Generation of Declarative Workflows and their Application to Software Engineering Processes

    Process management can increase the efficiency and effectiveness of process activities by structuring and coordinating their execution. However, its application can become problematic in dynamic environments such as software engineering, since rigidly pre-specified process models are not capable of adequately handling dynamic aspects of the processes. Therefore, this paper presents...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2011

    Modeling Business Objectives for Business Process Management

    For application scenarios such as the management of business process variants or business process quality, business objective models assume the role of formal requirements definitions as in software engineering. However, effective concepts in this area still constitute a gap in the presently available array of business process management methods. To...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Guarded Process Spaces (GPS): A Navigation System Towards Creation and Dynamic Change of Healthcare Processes From the End-User's Perspective

    Efficient process management becomes increasingly crucial for hospitals to survive on a competitive market. Process management in this domain must comply with individual conditions of patients and quickly react to changing requirements and organizational parameters. With Guarded Process Spaces (GPS) the authors developed a formally based concept that makes it...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    On Handling Process Information: Results from Case Studies and A Survey

    An increasing data overload makes it difficult to provide the needed information to knowledge-workers and decision-makers in today's process-oriented enterprises. The main problem is to identify the information being relevant in a given process context. Moreover, there are new ways of collaboration in the context of distributed processes (e.g., automotive...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Navigating in Process Model Collections: A new Approach Inspired by Google Earth

    In complex business environments, business processes (e.g., engineering processes in the automobile industry) may comprise hundreds up to thousands of process steps. Though typically captured in a process model (or a collection of process models), these processes are presented to process participants in a rather static manner, e.g., as simple...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Activity-Oriented Clustering Techniques in Large Process and Compliance Rule Repositories

    Organizations often have to deal with large collections of business process models and compliance rules. Particular challenges in this context are compliance checks, consistency checks, and the maintenance of the process and rule repositories. In case that a-priory knowledge about dependencies within the process base and the rule base is...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Ensuring Business Process Compliance Along the Process Life Cycle

    In many past publications the correctness of a pre-specified process model was directly related to its syntactical properties and behavioral soundness (i.e., state consistency). Business processes are subject to semantic constraints that stem from regulations, laws and guidelines, and are also known as compliance rules. Hence, process-aware information systems have...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Towards a Framework for Object-Aware Process Management

    In comprehensive case studies the authors found out that many limitations of existing Process Management Systems (PrMS) can be traced back to the unsatisfactory integration of processes and data. In this paper, they aim at a deep and extensive understanding of the inherent relationships between processes and data, and thus...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Striving for Object-Aware Process Support: How Existing Approaches Fit Together

    Many limitations of contemporary Process Management Systems (PrMS) can be traced back to the missing integration of processes and data. A unified understanding of the inherent relationships existing between processes and data, however, is still missing. In the PHIL-harmonicFlows project the authors figured out that process support often requires object-awareness....

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Understanding the Costs of Business Process Management Technology

    Providing effective IT support for business processes has become crucial for enterprises to stay competitive in their market. Business processes must be defined, configured, implemented, enacted, monitored and continuously adapted to changing situations. Process life cycle support and continuous process improvement have therefore become critical success factors in enterprise computing....

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    On the Context-Aware, Personalized Delivery of Process Information: Viewpoints, Problems, and Requirements

    Enterprises are confronted with an increasing amount of data. This data overload makes it difficult to provide knowledge-workers and decision-makers with the needed information. Particularly challenging in this context is the integrated provision of both structured and unstructured information depending on the current process context and user, i.e., the context-aware,...

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  • White Papers // May 2011

    PHILharmonicFlows: Research and Design Methodology

    In comprehensive case studies, the authors found out that many limitations of existing Process Management Systems (PrMS) can be traced back to the unsatisfactory integration of processes and data. In the PHILharmonicFlows project, they aim at a deep and extensive understanding of the inherent relationships between processes and data, and...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    A Modeling Paradigm for Integrating Processes and Data at the Micro Level

    Despite the widespread adoption of BPM, there exist many business processes not adequately supported by existing BPM technology. In previous work, the authors reported on the properties of these processes. As a major insight they learned that, in accordance to the data model comprising object types and object relations, the...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Object-Aware Business Processes: Fundamental Requirements and Their Support in Existing Approaches

    Despite the increasing maturity of process management technology not all business processes are adequately supported by it. In particular, support for unstructured and knowledge-intensive processes is missing, especially since they cannot be straight-jacketed into predefined activities. A common characteristic of these processes is the role of business objects and data...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Empirical Validation of MoDe4SLA; Approach for Managing Service Compositions

    For companies managing complex Web service compositions, challenges arise which go far beyond simple bilateral contract monitoring. For example, it is not only important to determine whether or not a component (i.e., Web service) in a composition is performing properly, but also to understand what the impact of its performance...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    PHILharmonicFlows: Towards a Framework for Object-Aware Process Management

    Companies increasingly adopt Process Management Systems (PrMS) which offer promising perspectives for more flexible and efficient process execution. However, there still exist many processes in practice which are not adequately supported by contemporary PrMS. The authors believe that a major reason for this deficiency stems from the unsatisfactory integration of...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Towards Flexible Process Support on Mobile Devices

    Ubiquitous computing is considered as enabler for linking everyday life with information and communication technology. However, developing pervasive and mobile applications that provide personalized user assistance still constitutes a challenge. Mobile application scenarios are diverse and encompass domains like healthcare, logistics, and sales. For their support two fundamental technologies with...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    SeaFlows Toolset - Compliance Verification Made Easy for Process-Aware Information Systems

    In the light of an increasing demand on business process compliance, the verification of process models against compliance rules has become essential in enterprise computing. The SeaFlows Toolset featured in this paper extends process-aware information systems with compliance checking functionality. It provides a user-friendly environment for modeling compliance rules using...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Mining Business Process Variants: Challenges, Scenarios, Algorithms

    During the last decade a new generation of Process-Aware Information Systems has emerged, which enables process model configurations at buildtime as well as process instance changes during runtime. Respective adaptations result in a large number of process model variants that were derived from the same process model, but slightly differ...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Robust and Flexible Error Handling in the AristaFlow BPM Suite

    Process-Aware Information Systems will be not accepted by users if rigidity or idleness due to failures comes with them. When implementing Business Processes based on process management technology one fundamental goal is to ensure robustness of the resulting Process-Aware Information System. Meeting this goal becomes extremely complicated if high flexibility...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Enabling Process Support for Advanced Applications With the AristaFlow BPM Suite

    A Process-Aware Information System (PAIS) will be not accepted by end users if its software clients do not support their native workflows or are too complex for them. When implementing business processes based on process management technology important issues are, therefore, how end-users can participate in the execution of the...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Succession In Private Firms As An Entrepreneurial Process - A Review And Suggestions Of New Research AvenuesV

    In considering firm succession as the acts of both entrepreneurial exit and entry, this paper adds to work that seeks to integrate entrepreneurship and family business research. The authors provide a comprehensive literature review of succession research over the past 35 years and identify seven thematical clusters within which succession...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    On Enabling Integrated Process Compliance with Semantic Constraints in Process Management Systems

    Key to broad use of Process Management Systems (PrMS) in practice is their ability to foster and ease the implementation, execution, monitoring, and adaptation of business processes while still being able to ensure robust and error-free process enactment. To meet these demands a variety of mechanisms has been developed to...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Object-aware Business Processes: Properties, Requirements, Existing Approaches

    Despite the increasing maturity of process management technology not all business processes are adequately supported by it. In particular, support for unstructured and knowledge-intensive processes is missing, especially since they cannot be straight-jacketed into predefined activities. A common characteristic of these processes is the role of business objects and data...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Bandwidth Estimation Algorithms for the Dynamic Adaptation of Voice Codec

    In the recent year's multimedia traffic and in particular VoIP services are growing dramatically. The authors present a new algorithm to control the resource utilization and to optimize the voice codec selection during SIP call setup on behalf of the traffic condition estimated on the network path. The most suitable...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Basic Considerations on Business Process Quality

    Quality management practices in manufacturing and logistics have led to proven results for organizations with respect to competitiveness and profitability. At the same time, business process management not only addresses a comprehensive functional scope including the ever more important administrative functions and business services, but also contributes to realizing potentials...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Global Value Chains And Internationalization Of SMEs

    The paper is oriented at improving the understanding of internationalization strategies of firms by applying the global value chain studies at the firm level, in the context of SMEs. An original contribution of the paper is to apply such theoretical approach to the Italian model of economic organization mainly characterized...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    SeaFlows Toolset - Compliance Verification Made Easy

    In the light of an increasing demand on business process compliance, the verification of process models against compliance rules has become essential in enterprise computing. The SeaFlows Toolset featured in this tool demonstration extends Process-Aware Information System by compliance checking functionality. It provides a user-friendly environment for modeling compliance rules...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Making Business Process Implementations Flexible and Robust: Error Handling in the AristaFlow BPM Suite

    Process-Aware Information Systems will be not accepted by users if rigidity or idleness due to failures comes with them. When implementing business processes based on process management technology one fundamental goal is to ensure robustness of the realized process-aware information system. Meeting this goal becomes extremely complicated if high flexibility...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Managing Processes on Mobile Devices: The MARPLE Approach

    Ubiquitous Computing is considered as enabler for linking everyday life with information and communication technology. However, developing pervasive applications that provide personalized user assistance is still a challenge. Relevant scenarios are diverse and encompass domains like healthcare, logistics, and business collaboration. Two of the technologies that show increasing maturity in...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Design and Verification of Instantiable Compliance Rule Graphs in Process-Aware Information Systems

    For enterprises it has become crucial to check compliance of their business processes with certain rules such as medical guidelines or financial regulations. When automating compliance checks on process models, existing approaches have mainly addressed process-specific compliance rules so far, i.e., rules that correspond to a particular process model. However,...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Representing Block-structured Process Models as Order Matrices: Basic Concepts, Formal Properties, Algorithms

    In various cases users need to transform a process model into a matrix representation for further analysis. In this paper, the authors introduce the notion of Order Matrix, which enables unique representation of block-structured process models. They present algorithms for transforming a block-structured process model into a corresponding order matrix...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    New Results on Top-Down and Bottom-Up Statistical PLC Channel Modeling

    In this paper, the authors consider two different approaches for statistical power line channel modeling. The first method follows a top-down approach where the channel transfer function is obtained from an analytical expression whose parameters are drawn from certain statistics. The second method is less conventional and follows a bottom-up...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Capturing Variability in Business Process Models: The Provop Approach

    Usually, for a particular business process different variants exist. Each of them constitutes an adjustment of a reference process model to specific requirements building the process context. Contemporary process management tools do not adequately support the modeling of such process variants. Either the variants have to be specified as separate...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Towards Management of Complex Service Compositions

    Many companies offer physical products combined with on-line services. For example, product configuration, ordering, order tracking, and payments can be done on-line. The service part of the total offering (the composition) is typically composed of services offered by providers where performance of both the composition (provided by the company) and...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    On the Support of Workflow Activity Patterns in Process Modeling Tools: Purpose and Requirements

    Patterns increase reuse of existent knowledge (e.g., design solutions, source code) within organizations and help to achieve consistency between applications. Patterns for process design have received considerable attention by both business analysts and researchers. Several patterns categories have been proposed including patterns for control and dataflow, resources, process change and...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Bandwidth Estimation Algorithms for the Dynamic Adaptation of Voice Codec

    In the recent year's multimedia traffic and in particular VoIP services are growing dramatically. The authors present a new algorithm to control the resource utilization and to optimize the voice codec selection during SIP call setup on behalf of the traffic condition estimated on the network path. The most suitable...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Succession In Private Firms As An Entrepreneurial Process - A Review And Suggestions Of New Research AvenuesV

    In considering firm succession as the acts of both entrepreneurial exit and entry, this paper adds to work that seeks to integrate entrepreneurship and family business research. The authors provide a comprehensive literature review of succession research over the past 35 years and identify seven thematical clusters within which succession...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Global Value Chains And Internationalization Of SMEs

    The paper is oriented at improving the understanding of internationalization strategies of firms by applying the global value chain studies at the firm level, in the context of SMEs. An original contribution of the paper is to apply such theoretical approach to the Italian model of economic organization mainly characterized...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    New Results on Top-Down and Bottom-Up Statistical PLC Channel Modeling

    In this paper, the authors consider two different approaches for statistical power line channel modeling. The first method follows a top-down approach where the channel transfer function is obtained from an analytical expression whose parameters are drawn from certain statistics. The second method is less conventional and follows a bottom-up...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Introducing a New Scalable Data-as-a-Service Cloud Platform for Enriching Traditional Text Mining Techniques by Integrating Ontology Modelling and Natural Language Processing

    A good deal of digital data produced in academia, commerce and industry is made up of a raw, unstructured text, such as word documents, excel tables, emails, web pages, etc., which are also often represented in a natural language. An important analytical task in a number of scientific and technological...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    On the Context-Aware, Personalized Delivery of Process Information: Viewpoints, Problems, and Requirements

    Enterprises are confronted with an increasing amount of data. This data overload makes it difficult to provide knowledge-workers and decision-makers with the needed information. Particularly challenging in this context is the integrated provision of both structured and unstructured information depending on the current process context and user, i.e., the context-aware,...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    On Enabling Integrated Process Compliance with Semantic Constraints in Process Management Systems

    Key to broad use of Process Management Systems (PrMS) in practice is their ability to foster and ease the implementation, execution, monitoring, and adaptation of business processes while still being able to ensure robust and error-free process enactment. To meet these demands a variety of mechanisms has been developed to...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Misbehavior Detection in Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks

    In this paper the authors discuss misbehavior detection for Vehicular Ad-hoc NETworks (VANETs), a special case of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs). They evaluate the suitability of existing PKI approaches for insider misbehavior detection and propose a classification for novel detection schemes. Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs) are digital systems that are closely embedded...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    SeaFlows Toolset - Compliance Verification Made Easy

    In the light of an increasing demand on business process compliance, the verification of process models against compliance rules has become essential in enterprise computing. The SeaFlows Toolset featured in this tool demonstration extends Process-Aware Information System by compliance checking functionality. It provides a user-friendly environment for modeling compliance rules...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    On the Support of Workflow Activity Patterns in Process Modeling Tools: Purpose and Requirements

    Patterns increase reuse of existent knowledge (e.g., design solutions, source code) within organizations and help to achieve consistency between applications. Patterns for process design have received considerable attention by both business analysts and researchers. Several patterns categories have been proposed including patterns for control and dataflow, resources, process change and...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Activity-Oriented Clustering Techniques in Large Process and Compliance Rule Repositories

    Organizations often have to deal with large collections of business process models and compliance rules. Particular challenges in this context are compliance checks, consistency checks, and the maintenance of the process and rule repositories. In case that a-priory knowledge about dependencies within the process base and the rule base is...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Contextual Generation of Declarative Workflows and their Application to Software Engineering Processes

    Process management can increase the efficiency and effectiveness of process activities by structuring and coordinating their execution. However, its application can become problematic in dynamic environments such as software engineering, since rigidly pre-specified process models are not capable of adequately handling dynamic aspects of the processes. Therefore, this paper presents...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Configuration and Management of Process Variants

    In this paper, the authors deal with advanced concepts for the configuration and management of business process variants. Typically, for a particular business process, different variants exist. Each of them constitutes an adjustment of a master process (e.g., a reference process) to specific requirements building the process context. Contemporary business...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Object-aware Business Processes: Properties, Requirements, Existing Approaches

    Despite the increasing maturity of process management technology not all business processes are adequately supported by it. In particular, support for unstructured and knowledge-intensive processes is missing, especially since they cannot be straight-jacketed into predefined activities. A common characteristic of these processes is the role of business objects and data...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    Visualizing Large Business Process Models: Challenges, Techniques, Applications

    Large process models may comprise hundreds or thousands of process elements, like activities, gateways, and data objects. Presenting such process models to users and enabling them to interact with these models constitute crucial tasks of any Process-Aware Information Systems (PAISs). Existing PAISs, however, neither provide adequate techniques for visualizing and...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Ensuring Business Process Compliance Along the Process Life Cycle

    In many past publications the correctness of a pre-specified process model was directly related to its syntactical properties and behavioral soundness (i.e., state consistency). Business processes are subject to semantic constraints that stem from regulations, laws and guidelines, and are also known as compliance rules. Hence, process-aware information systems have...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Inventing Less, Reusing More, and Adding Intelligence to Business Process Modeling

    Recently, a variety of workflow patterns has been proposed focusing on specific aspects like control flow, data flow, and resource assignments. Though these patterns are relevant for implementing Business Process Modeling (BPM) tools and for evaluating the expressiveness of BPM languages, they do not contribute to reduce redundant specifications of...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Making Business Process Implementations Flexible and Robust: Error Handling in the AristaFlow BPM Suite

    Process-Aware Information Systems will be not accepted by users if rigidity or idleness due to failures comes with them. When implementing business processes based on process management technology one fundamental goal is to ensure robustness of the realized process-aware information system. Meeting this goal becomes extremely complicated if high flexibility...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Preserving the Context of Interrupted Business Process Activities

    The capability to safely interrupt business process activities is an important requirement for advanced Process-Aware Information Systems. Indeed, exceptions stemming from the application environment often appear while one or more application-related process activities are running. Safely interrupting an activity consists of preserving its context, i.e., saving the data associated with...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Understanding the Costs of Business Process Management Technology

    Providing effective IT support for business processes has become crucial for enterprises to stay competitive in their market. Business processes must be defined, configured, implemented, enacted, monitored and continuously adapted to changing situations. Process life cycle support and continuous process improvement have therefore become critical success factors in enterprise computing....

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Towards Object-Aware Process Management Systems: Issues, Challenges, Benefits

    Contemporary Workflow Management Systems (WfMS) offer promising perspectives in respect to comprehensive lifecycle support of business processes. However, there still exist numerous business applications with hard-coded process logic. Respective application software is both complex to design and costly to maintain. One major reason for the absence of workflow technology in...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Flexibility for Distributed Workflows

    In this paper, the authors show how flexibility can be realized for distributed workflows. The capability to dynamically adapt workflow instances during runtime (e.g., to add, delete or move activities) constitutes a fundamental challenge for any Workflow Management System (WfMS). While there has been significant research on ad-hoc workflow changes...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Equivalence of Web Services in Process-Aware Service Compositions

    Deciding on web service equivalence in process-aware service compositions is a crucial challenge throughout the composition life cycle. Restricting such decisions to (activity) label equivalence constitutes a simplification for many practical applications: if two web services have equivalent labels, does this necessarily mean they are equivalent as well? In many...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Towards Management of Complex Service Compositions

    Many companies offer physical products combined with on-line services. For example, product configuration, ordering, order tracking, and payments can be done on-line. The service part of the total offering (the composition) is typically composed of services offered by providers where performance of both the composition (provided by the company) and...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Capturing Variability in Business Process Models: The Provop Approach

    Usually, for a particular business process different variants exist. Each of them constitutes an adjustment of a reference process model to specific requirements building the process context. Contemporary process management tools do not adequately support the modeling of such process variants. Either the variants have to be specified as separate...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Managing Processes on Mobile Devices: The MARPLE Approach

    Ubiquitous Computing is considered as enabler for linking everyday life with information and communication technology. However, developing pervasive applications that provide personalized user assistance is still a challenge. Relevant scenarios are diverse and encompass domains like healthcare, logistics, and business collaboration. Two of the technologies that show increasing maturity in...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Towards Flexible Process Support on Mobile Devices

    Ubiquitous computing is considered as enabler for linking everyday life with information and communication technology. However, developing pervasive and mobile applications that provide personalized user assistance still constitutes a challenge. Mobile application scenarios are diverse and encompass domains like healthcare, logistics, and sales. For their support two fundamental technologies with...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Enabling Adaptive Process-Aware Information Systems with ADEPT2

    In dynamic environments it must be possible to quickly implement new business processes, to enable adhoc deviations from the defined business processes on-demand (e.g., by dynamically adding, deleting or moving process activities), and to support dynamic process evolution (i.e., to propagate process schema changes to already running process instances). These...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Object-Aware Business Processes: Fundamental Requirements and Their Support in Existing Approaches

    Despite the increasing maturity of process management technology not all business processes are adequately supported by it. In particular, support for unstructured and knowledge-intensive processes is missing, especially since they cannot be straight-jacketed into predefined activities. A common characteristic of these processes is the role of business objects and data...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    SeaFlows Toolset - Compliance Verification Made Easy for Process-Aware Information Systems

    In the light of an increasing demand on business process compliance, the verification of process models against compliance rules has become essential in enterprise computing. The SeaFlows Toolset featured in this paper extends process-aware information systems with compliance checking functionality. It provides a user-friendly environment for modeling compliance rules using...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    On Representing Instance Changes in Adaptive Process Management Systems

    By separating the process logic from the application code Process Management Systems (PMS) offer promising perspectives for automation and management of business processes. However, the added value of PMS strongly depends on their ability to support business process changes which can affect the process type as well as the process...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Enabling Poka-Yoke Workflows with the AristaFlow BPM Suite

    During the last decade the authors have developed the ADEPT process management technology. This paper gives insights into the AristaFlow BPM Suite - a next generation process management technology that has originated from their research activities in the ADEPT project. They show how AristaFlow ensures ease of use for process...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    A Modeling Paradigm for Integrating Processes and Data at the Micro Level

    Despite the widespread adoption of BPM, there exist many business processes not adequately supported by existing BPM technology. In previous work, the authors reported on the properties of these processes. As a major insight they learned that, in accordance to the data model comprising object types and object relations, the...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Enabling Process Support for Advanced Applications With the AristaFlow BPM Suite

    A Process-Aware Information System (PAIS) will be not accepted by end users if its software clients do not support their native workflows or are too complex for them. When implementing business processes based on process management technology important issues are, therefore, how end-users can participate in the execution of the...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Dec 2011

    Modeling Business Objectives for Business Process Management

    For application scenarios such as the management of business process variants or business process quality, business objective models assume the role of formal requirements definitions as in software engineering. However, effective concepts in this area still constitute a gap in the presently available array of business process management methods. To...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Formalizing Concepts for Efficacy-Aware Business Process Modeling

    In business process design, business objective models can fulfill the role of formal requirement definitions. Matching process models against objective models would, for instance, enable sound comparison of implementation alternatives. For that purpose, objective models should be available independently of their concrete implementation in a business process. This issue is...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Using Process Mining to Analyze and Improve Process Flexibility

    Contemporary information systems struggle with the requirement to provide flexibility and process support while still enforcing some degree of control. Workflow management systems are typically considered as too restrictive while groupware applications (e.g., e-mail) tend to offer hardly any process support or control at all. Therefore, the authors consider adaptive...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Towards a Framework for the Agile Mining of Business Processes

    In order to support business processes effectively, their implementation by a Process Management Systems (PMS) must be as close to the real world's processes as possible. Generally, it is not sufficient to analyze and model a business process only once, and then to handle respective business cases according to the...

    Provided By University of Udine

  • White Papers // May 2006

    Businesss Process Visualization - Use Cases, Challenges, Solutions

    The proper visualization and monitoring of their (ongoing) business processes is crucial for any enterprise. Thus a broad spectrum of processes has to be visualized ranging from simple, short - running processes to complex long - running ones (consisting of up to hundreds of activities). In any case, users shall...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    On the Controlled Evolution of Process Choreographies

    Process-Aware Information Systems have to be frequently adapted due to business process changes. One important challenge not adequately addressed so far concerns the evolution of process choreographies. If respective modifications are applied in an uncontrolled manner, inconsistencies or errors might occur in the sequel. In particular, modifications of private processes...

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