An Approach towards task abstraction and aggregation in business processes

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Abstract

The task abstraction and aggregation in a business process can help to (1) obtain customized descriptions of a business process for different users, and (2) derive user interfaces of a business process related to the participating users. This paper proposes an approach for task abstraction and aggregation of a business process based on a role-enriched business process model. For each user role, tasks of a business process are abstracted and aggregated according to the identified control flow patterns. A set of elementary operations for task abstraction and aggregation in business process are specified. The algorithm for deriving the abstracted and aggregated business process is developed. The structural consistency between the business process and the abstracted and aggregated business process has been analyzed. The derived abstracted and aggregated business processes with the proposed approach can be used to support analysing, developing, and updating software components such as user interfaces related to different user roles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICWS 2017
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of 2017 IEEE 24th International Conference on Web Services
EditorsIlkay Altintas, Shiping Chen
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages760-767
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781538607527
ISBN (Print)9781538607534
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2017
Event24th IEEE International Conference on Web Services, ICWS 2017 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 25 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference24th IEEE International Conference on Web Services, ICWS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period25/06/1730/06/17

Keywords

  • business process
  • control flow pattern
  • task abstraction and aggregation
  • user interface logics

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    Han, L., Zhao, W., & Yang, J. (2017). An Approach towards task abstraction and aggregation in business processes. In I. Altintas, & S. Chen (Eds.), ICWS 2017: Proceedings of 2017 IEEE 24th International Conference on Web Services (pp. 760-767). Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICWS.2017.91