Integrated process and decision modeling for data-driven processes

Han van der Aa*, Henrik Leopold, Kimon Batoulis, Mathias Weske, Hajo A. Reijers

*Corresponding author for this work

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While business process models have been proven to represent useful artifacts for organizations, they are not suitable to represent the detailed decision logic underlying processes. Ignoring this limitation often results in complex, spaghetti-like process models for workflows driven by data-based decisions. To avoid this, decision logic should be isolated from process logic, following a separation of concerns paradigm. To support this practice, we present an approach that automatically derives process models for which this paradigm applies. It takes as input structural dataflow relations underlying a workflow and produces a process model that emphasizes the most important decisions in a process, while detailed decision logic is outsourced to dedicated decision models.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Process Management Workshops - 13th International Workshops, BPM 2015, Revised Papers
PublisherSpringer - Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783319428864
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event13th International Workshops on Business Process Management Workshops, BPM 2015 - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: 31 Aug 20153 Sept 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
ISSN (Print)18651348


Conference13th International Workshops on Business Process Management Workshops, BPM 2015


  • Activity composition
  • BPMN
  • Decision modeling
  • DMN
  • Process modeling
  • Product based workflow design
  • Workflows


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