Business processes heavily rely on data. Data is used as input for activities; it is manipulated during process execution and it serves for decisions made during the process. Thus, changes (in values or structure) of data may influence large portions of the business process. We introduce in this paper the concept of ‘data impact analysis’ which analyzes the effects of data elements on other business process elements, including activities, routing constraints, and other data elements. This type of analysis is important in scenarios such as process or database redesign and unexpected changes in data values. The paper further proposes a set of primitives depicting impacts of data within business processes, and demonstrates the use of these primitives to query the overall impact of a data element within a business process.
|Title of host publication||Enterprise, Business-Process and Information Systems Modeling - 17th International Conference, BPMDS 2016, 21st International Conference, EMMSAD 2016, Held at CAiSE 2016, Proceedings|
|Editors||Rainer Schmidt, Ilia Bider, Sérgio Guerreiro, Wided Guédria|
|Number of pages||16|
|State||Published - 2016|
|Event||17th International Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development and Support, BPMDS 2016 and 21st International Conference on Exploring Modeling Methods for Systems Analysis and Design, EMMSAD 2016 held at Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2016 - Ljubljana, Slovenia|
Duration: 13 Jun 2016 → 14 Jun 2016
|Name||Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing|
|Conference||17th International Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development and Support, BPMDS 2016 and 21st International Conference on Exploring Modeling Methods for Systems Analysis and Design, EMMSAD 2016 held at Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2016|
|Period||13/06/16 → 14/06/16|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research is supported by the Israel Science Foundation under grant 856/13.
© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016.
- Business processes
- Data inaccuracy
- Impact analysis
- Process redesign
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Management Information Systems
- Business and International Management
- Information Systems
- Modeling and Simulation
- Information Systems and Management