Zhu, Xinwei, Zhu, Guobin, vanden Broucke, Seppe and Recker, Jan C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2072-5792 (2015). On Merging Business Process Management and Geographic Information Systems : Modeling and Execution of Ecological Concerns in Processes. In: Geo-Informatics in Resource Management and Sustainable Ecosystem: International Conference, GRMSE 2014, Ypsilanti, USA, October 3-5, 2014, Proceedings, pp. 486-496. Heidelberg: Springer. ISBN 978-3-662-45736-8

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Business Process Management describes a holistic management approach for the systematic design, modeling, execution, validation, monitoring and improvement of organizational business processes. Traditionally, most attention within this community has been given to control-flow aspects, i.e., the ordering and sequencing of business activities, oftentimes in isolation with regards to the context in which these activities occur. In this paper, we propose an approach that allows executable process models to be integrated with Geographic Information Systems. This approach enables process models to take geospatial and other geographic aspects into account in an explicit manner both during the modeling phase and the execution phase. We contribute a structured modeling methodology, based on the well-known Business Process Model and Notation standard, which is formalized by means of a mapping to executable Colored Petri nets. We illustrate the feasibility of our approach by means of a sustainability-focused case example of a process with important ecological concerns.

Item Type: Book Section, Proceedings Item or annotation in a legal commentary
Recker, Jan C.UNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0002-2072-5792
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-86714
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-45737-5_48
Series Name: Communications in Computer and Information Science
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 978-3-662-45736-8
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
Management and auxiliary services
Uncontrolled Keywords:
geographic information systemsEnglish
business process managementEnglish
business process model and notationEnglish
sustainable processesEnglish
data-aware processesEnglish
process modelingEnglish
process executionEnglish
coloured petri netsEnglish
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences > Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS)
Language: English
Date: 2015
Place of Publication: Heidelberg
Refereed: Yes
Page Range: pp. 486-496
Number of Pages: 765
Title of Book: Geo-Informatics in Resource Management and Sustainable Ecosystem: International Conference, GRMSE 2014, Ypsilanti, USA, October 3-5, 2014, Proceedings
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/8671


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