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Tools and Resources

The tools, data and other material have been produced in the context of our research topics shown on this website. All tools and material can be downloaded from the sections below. Since we are continuously improving our work sometimes there might be an improved version. Please contact the authors for further information.   


Process Tools

SemTraE2BHide

SemTraE2B is a tool for semi-automatically translating EPC process models into BPMN. It is based upon a set of translation rules that map elements of a EPC meta-model to elements of the BPMN meta-model. An additional configuration offers the possibility to choose more specialized model elements (like for example specific event or task types) for the resulting BPMN diagram.

This section provides both, a screencast that shows the tool as well as a link to the web-based software itself where you can try it by yourself.

Link to the tool: SemTraE2B

CUPAVISHide

Business process models are used to visualize processes in order to make processes more comprehensible. In many cases, process models contain the process steps of all involved participants, leading to large and potentially confusing diagrams comprising information that seem unimportant for single participants. To tackle this problem, individual and flexible views on business processes are needed. In this work we present CUPAVIS, a tool to construct parameterizable process views based on BPMN models. Individual and customizable process views from an underlying process model may be obtained by applying adequate abstraction mechanisms which reduce the complexity of the model. Depending on the chosen parameterization, the resulting view is more or less abstract what enables users to determine the loss of information. Furthermore CUPAVIS provides different representation forms of process views to support other perspectives and to reveal hidden process details.

MuDePSHide

Flexible business processes can often be represented more easily using a declarative process modeling language (DPML) rather than an imperative language. Process mining techniques can be used to automate the discovery of process models. One way to evaluate process mining techniques is to synthesize event logs from a source model via simulation techniques and to compare the discovered model with the source model. Though there are several declarative process mining techniques, there is a lack of simulation approaches. Process models also involve multiple aspects, like the ow of activities and resource assignment constraints. MuDePS is an approach that automatically synthesizes event logs that conform to a given model specified in the multi-perspective, declarative language DPIL. Our technique translates DPIL constraints to a logic language called Alloy. A formula-analysis step is the actual log generation.

The tool is implemented as a RapidMiner plug-in. In order to get a brief impression of how to use MuDePS within RapidMiner, please watch the video below.

In order to use the tool, you can either use the pre-compiled jar or (modify and) compile the sources by yourself. The jar must be placed in the extension directory of RapidMiner. Hence, it is also necessary that you have RapidMiner () installed.

We are currently working on an extension that provides support for the well known multi-perspective, declarative process modeling language MP-Declare. Hence, we are still interested in feedback and collaborations related to this topic. Thus, don't hestitate to contact us if you have any questions: lars.ackermann@uni-bayreuth.de.


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