Developing a Context Model of Process Variants for Business Process Integration

  • Jorge E. GiraldoEmail author
  • Demetrio A. Ovalle
  • Flavia M. Santoro
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9191)


Since the integration of business process variants can be affected by contextual information the aim of this paper is to propose the development of a context model for Business Process Integration that considers the propagation of process changes towards process variants of the reference model. The method used to develop such a model focuses on following stages: (1) conceptualization of process variants, by building a related ontology, (2) identification of contextual elements, (3) definition of operational and organizational constraints; (4) formalization of contextual situations in the variants, and (5) construction of a reasoning mechanism for searching and retrieval of process variants. In order to validate the context model proposed we implemented both a prototype and a case study that consider each of the five stages proposed. The obtained results demonstrate the effectiveness of using this kind of approaches for business process integration.


HCI in business Context process model Business process integration 



The research work presented in this paper was partially funded by the project entitled: “Método de integración inteligente de procesos de negocio sensible y adaptado al contexto” from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia through Postgraduate Supporting Program 2014 offered to Jorge Giraldo with code Quipu 200000013723.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jorge E. Giraldo
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Demetrio A. Ovalle
    • 1
  • Flavia M. Santoro
    • 3
  1. 1.Universidad Nacional de ColombiaMedellínColombia
  2. 2.Politécnico Colombiano Jaime Isaza CadavidMedellínColombia
  3. 3.Universidad Federal del Estado de Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

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