Configuring configurable process models made easier: An automated approach

D. M M Schunselaar*, Henrik Leopold, W.H.M. Verbeek, Wil M P Van Der Aalst, Hajo A. Reijers

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Configurable process models have shown their usefulness for capturing the commonalities and variability within business processes. However, an end user will require an abstraction from the configurable process model, which is a highly technical artifact, to select a suitable configuration. Currently, the creation of such an abstraction requires considerable steps and technical knowledge. We provide an approach to construct such an abstraction automatically on the basis of an understanding of common concepts underlying process models on the one hand and automated analysis techniques on the other. Our approach also guarantees the consistency between the configuration choices of the end user. A positive yet preliminary evaluation with business users has been carried out to test the usability of our approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Process Management Workshops BPM 2014 International Workshops, Revised Papers
PublisherSpringer - Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319158945
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Workshops on Business Process Management Workshops, BPM 2014 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 7 Sep 20148 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
ISSN (Print)18651348


ConferenceInternational Workshops on Business Process Management Workshops, BPM 2014


  • Automatic
  • Concepts
  • Configurable process model
  • Configuring


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