Visualization of the evolution of layout metrics for business process models

Cornelia Haisjackl, Andrea Burattin, Pnina Soffer, Barbara Weber

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Considerable progress regarding impact factors of process model understandability has been achieved. For example, it has been shown that layout features of process models have an effect on model understandability. Even so, it appears that our knowledge about the modeler’s behavior regarding the layout of a model is very limited. In particular, research focuses on the end product or the outcome of the process modeling act rather than the act itself. This paper extends existing research by opening this black box and introducing an enhanced technique enabling the visual analysis of the modeler’s behavior towards layout. We demonstrate examples showing that our approach provides valuable insights to better understand and support the creation of process models. Additionally, we sketch challenges impeding this support for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Process Management Workshops - BPM 2016 International Workshops, Revised Papers, 2016
EditorsMarlon Dumas, Marcelo Fantinato
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319584560
StatePublished - 2017
EventInternational Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2016 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 18 Sep 201622 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
ISSN (Print)1865-1348


ConferenceInternational Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2016
CityRio de Janeiro

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer International Publishing AG 2017.


  • Human–centered support
  • Layout properties
  • Process model quality
  • Process of process modelling
  • Understandability
  • Visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Business and International Management
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Information Systems and Management


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