University of Udine
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 processes and data in existing PrMS. Despite emerging approaches which address this integration, a unified and comprehensive understanding of object-awareness in connection with process management is still missing. To remedy this deficiency, they extensively analyzed various processes from different domains which are not adequately supported by existing PrMS. As a major insight they learned that in many cases comprehensive process support requires object-awareness.