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A Formal Model for Organisational Structures behind Process-Aware Information Systems

  • Michael Köhler-Bußmeier
  • Matthias Wester-Ebbinghaus
  • Daniel Moldt
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5460)

Abstract

We present a formal model for the organisation of process-aware information systems. Our approach focuses on the structures “behind” business processes, like e.g. team formation and coordination. Our Petri net based model directly integrates organisational concepts like roles, teams etc. – allowing an alignment of business and IT. The benefit of this modelling overhead is that business reorganisation processes are carried out as formal model transformations. Additionally, the automated mapping of our models to multi-agent systems – in the spirit of the model driven architecture idea – is directly supported by our approach.

Keywords

Business Process Multiagent System Role Producer Team Formation Position Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Köhler-Bußmeier
    • 1
  • Matthias Wester-Ebbinghaus
    • 1
  • Daniel Moldt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

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