Adequacy in Process Modeling: A Review of Measures and a Proposed Research Agenda
Adequacy of process design is closely connected to the notion of process model adequacy, which in turn is a surrogate for model quality. Quality of modeling is an important field of research in which, however, a comprehensive and generally acknowledged understanding is still outstanding. Notions of "Model", "Adequacy" and "Quality" often remain vague and focus on single aspects such as "Syntax" or "Semantics" rather than a comprehensive perspective. In this paper, the authors review existing measures and proposals for process model quality as a surrogate for modeling adequacy. Forthcoming from this review they argue that it is foremost the question of modeling pragmatics that is of pertinence when trying to ascertain the adequacy of process modeling.