Detection of Semantically Equivalent Fragments for Business Process Model Change Management
Modern business process modeling environments support distributed development by means of model version control, i.e. comparison and merging of two different model versions. This is a challenging task since most modeling languages support an almost arbitrary creation of process models. Thus, in multi-developer environments, process models or parts of them are often syntactically very different but semantically equivalent. Hence, the comparison of business process models must be performed on a semantic level rather than on a syntactic level.