Indulska, Marta, Recker, Jan C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2072-5792, Rosemann, Michael and Green, Peter (2008). Representational Deficiency of Process Modelling Languages: Measures and Implications. In: Conference proceedings - ECIS 2008, 16th European Conference on Information Systems : June 9th - 11th 2008, Galway, Ireland, Galway, Ireland: National University of Ireland. ISBN 9780955315923

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The large number of available process modelling languages has given rise to the need for evaluation and comparison of their representational capabilities. Over the last few years, the research community has risen to the challenge by carrying out a significant amount of work in the area of such analysis. Much of this effort is based on the Bunge-Wand-Weber representation model, a common benchmark used for the analysis of grammars that purport to model the real world and the interactions within it. However, the carried out BWW analyses of various process modelling languages exist largely separately from each other, with no comprehensive effort at the comparative measurement of their representational capability. This paper introduces four measures that, together, reflect the representational capacity and clarity of a process modelling language. These four measures are used in this paper to compare seven popular process modelling languages. The work provides insights into the representational deficiency similarities and differences between process modelling languages and also predicts some of their implications for practice.

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Recker, Jan
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-89371
Title of Book: Conference proceedings - ECIS 2008, 16th European Conference on Information Systems : June 9th - 11th 2008, Galway, Ireland
Date: 2008
Publisher: National University of Ireland
Place of Publication: Galway, Ireland
ISBN: 9780955315923
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Weitere Institute, Arbeits- und Forschungsgruppen > Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS)
Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences > Business Administration > Information Systems > Chair for Information Systems and Systems Development
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
Management and auxiliary services
Refereed: Yes


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