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Extending Conceptual Schemas with Business Process Information

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Extending Conceptual Schemas with Business Process Information
Abstract. The specification of business processes is becoming a more and more critical aspect for organizations. Such processes are specified as workflow models expressing the logical precedence among the different business activities (i.e., the units of work). Typically, workflow models are managed through specific subsystems, called workflow management systems, to ensure a consistent behaviour of the applications with respect to the organization business process. However, for small organizations and/or simple business processes, the complexity and capabilities of these dedicated workflow engines may be overwhelming. In this paper we therefore advocate for a different and lightweight approach, consisting in the integration of the business process specification within the system conceptual schema. We show how a workflow-extended conceptual schema can be automatically obtained, which serves both to enforce the organization business process and to manage all its relevant domain data in a...
Marco Brambilla, Jordi Cabot, Sara Comai
Added 12 May 2011
Updated 12 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where ADVSE
Authors Marco Brambilla, Jordi Cabot, Sara Comai
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