Objectivity in Process Descriptions

Christopher Klinkmüller, Henrik Leopold, Jan Mendling, Ingo Weber

Publication: Chapter in book/Conference proceedingContribution to conference proceedings


Process models are central artifacts for many business process management activities. They are often manually crafted, which means that modelers capture many details in the way they consider appropriate–but the problem also applies to discovered models. We, therefore, argue that we need objectivity of granularity level, objectivity of perspective, and objectivity of terminology to enable broader use of models, like comparing processes. This is currently not available, which is a roadblock for automatic analysis, empirical research, and generally use for purposes that differ from the initial model creation purpose.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Workshop on BPM Problems to Solve Before We Die (PROBLEMS 2021) co-located with the 19th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2021), Rome, Italy, September 6-10, 2021
Editors Iris Beerepoot, Claudio Di Ciccio, Andrea Marrella, Hajo A. Reijers, Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, Barbara Weber
Place of PublicationRom
PublisherCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Pages18 - 22
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 502050 Business informatics

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