RWTH Aachen University
Methods for abstraction have been proposed to ease comprehension, monitoring and validation of large processes and their running instances. To date, abstraction mechanisms have focused predominantly on structural aggregation, projection and ad-hoc transformations. The authors propose an approach for configuration of process abstractions tailored to a specific abstraction goal expressed as constraints on the abstraction relation and process transformation operators. Their framework goes beyond simple structural aggregation and leverages domain-specific properties, taxonomies, meronymy and flow criteria.