Generic Linear Business Process Modeling

  • Guido Schimm
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1921)


Visual-oriented process modeling concepts and languages used today often lead to modeling of “spaghetti-processes”. Thus, the process models are not applicable effectively in distributed, partially automated and dynamic scenarios. They also support permanent adaptation and composition of process models insufficiently. The approach of Generic Linear Business Process Modeling describes a meta model that aims to avoid these inadequacy. According to the concept of linear programming, nested logic blocks are applied to model the process flow. Additionally, by using generic blocks composition and amplifying of process models on different levels of detail is achieved. Further the approach outlines the visualization of generic linear process models and an XML based format in order to exchange the models in a networked business environment.


Business Process Parallel Composition Concrete Block Generic Block Basic Algebra 
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  • Guido Schimm
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  1. 1.OFFISOldenburg

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