Positioning collaboration in business process model consolidation in VOs

Hodjat Soleimani Malekan*, Mohammmad H. Rezazade Mehrizi, Hamideh Afsarmanesh

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Abstract

Further to sharing their knowledge and information, organizations in a VO can also benefit from sharing and even combining/consolidating their Business Processes (BPs) in order to save costs, apply their best practices, and provide value-added services. A number of challenges are associated with the needed environment for BP consolidation. Our approach to tackle these challenges is two-fold. First part is addressed in this paper and deals with the human and procedural aspects of this problem and introduces an environment to support stakeholders of independent organizations with creating common understanding of each other’s BPs and manually designing/testing consolidated BPs. The second part of our approach is however outside of the scope of this paper, which develops a semi-automated mechanism and algorithms to improve efficiency of defining and disambiguating consolidated BPs. Focused on first part, this paper presents results of an empirical study investigating performance and applicability of our approach, with about eighty participants.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollaboration in a Hyperconnected World - 17th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2016, Proceedings
EditorsLuis M. Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh, António Lucas Soares
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages110-123
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783319453897
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Event17th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2016 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 3 Oct 20165 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume480
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

Conference17th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2016
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period3/10/165/10/16

Keywords

  • Business process consolidation
  • Collaboration
  • Merging organizations

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