PhD seminar - Moises Almeida Castelo Branco

Friday, November 29, 2013 10:00 am - 10:00 am EST (GMT -05:00)


Moises Almeida Castelo Branco


Managing Consistency of Process Models at Different Levels of Abstraction


Czarnecki, Krzysztof


Different stakeholders in the Business Process Management (BPM) life cycle benefit from having different views onto a particular process model. Each view can show, and offer to change, the details relevant to the particular stakeholder, leaving out the irrelevant ones. However, introducing different views on a process model entails the problem of synchronizing changes in case that one view evolves. This problem is especially relevant and challenging for views at different abstraction levels. In this seminar, I present ongoing work on consistency management of process models. I discuss detailed requirements of a solution, based on industrial case studies, and present a framework that synchronizes different stakeholder views at different abstraction levels. The framework is capable of synchronizing changes made to any view. A prototypical implementation of the framework is discussed, to demonstrate the feasibility of the approach. Finally, we report on a comprehensive evaluation of the approach on real Business-IT modeling scenarios.