University of Notre Dame (Mendoza)
Exploration of business process modeling-based BPMS via a meta-survey of academic and business literatures. Two main dimensions are used based upon semiotics and a block-based BPMS pyramid architecture. Each block is core technology required for the functioning of the BPMS and includes: the subject being modeled; the software formalism; the IT infrastructure; the modeling language and notation; and the underlying technical infrastructure. This paper proposes a considerably more sophisticated framework for BPMS analysis than is currently available; it is theoretically and not just empirically based. It uses a novel method of theoretical justification concerned with the transmission of modeled properties and characteristics between several technological media.