An Extended Interpretation of Process Design and Modelling

Stefan Jablonski, Stephanie Meerkamm

Business process modeling is nowadays generally accepted as a way to describe business activities. But what is necessary for productive process modeling resulting in expressive and meaningful process models? Appropriate tools and methods are needed. However the existing process modeling languages are not always adequate and do not completely fit to the situation in enterprises. Nevertheless they are taken for granted and the development (design) of new and optimized languages is mostly not taken into consideration. For this reason, we focus on process design and extend it in a way that the outcome of design is not just a process model but – in a broader sense – could also be a new process modeling language that ideally meets the requirements of a specific application domain.

Conference: 4th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technologies (DESRIST '09) , May 7-8, 2009, Philadelphia (PA), USA

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