Combining intention-oriented and state-based process modeling

Pnina Soffer, Colette Rolland

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Abstract

Business process modeling and design has gained importance in recent years. Consequently, a large number of modeling languages have emerged. Many of them lack formality, whereas some others support the verification of the designed process. Most of existing modeling languages adopt an operational view focusing on how the process is performed. By contrast, others follow the human intention of achieving a goal as the force that drives the process, and concentrate on what the process must do, i.e. on its rationale. The aim of this paper is to combine intention-oriented modeling with formal state-based modeling and achieve their synergy, benefiting from the advantages of both. We use the Map formalism as an example of the former and the Generic Process Model (GPM) as an example of the latter. The paper proposes a procedure for converting a Map into GPM concepts, illustrates it with the SAP Material Management Module and shows the benefits resulting from it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages47-62
Number of pages16
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Event24th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling - ER 2005 - Klagenfurt, Austria
Duration: 24 Oct 200528 Oct 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3716 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference24th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling - ER 2005
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityKlagenfurt
Period24/10/0528/10/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science (all)

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