Integrated framework for seamless modeling of business and technical aspects in process-oriented enterprise applications

Authors Verena Geist
Christine Natschl├Ąger
Dirk Draheim
Title Integrated framework for seamless modeling of business and technical aspects in process-oriented enterprise applications
Type article
Journal International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (IJSEKE)
Number 5
Volume 22
ISSN 0218-1940
Month August
Year 2012
Pages 645-674
SCCH ID# 950
Abstract

The different views and modeling techniques of both the business analysts and software developers are a common problem in business process modeling. The various modeling approaches result in communication problems as well as redundancies and inconsistencies in the system documentation. Thus, when modeling process-oriented enterprise applications, a seamless support of both expert groups is necessary. However, current business process management and workflow technologies are neither fully integrated with user interaction nor offer an appropriate data model. Based on the requirements of two industrial projects we developed an integrated framework which combines best practices of process-oriented and form-based approaches to overcome these shortcomings. The described framework supports the submit/response-style interaction paradigm and is independent of modeling languages and tools. After a discussion of related work we will present a detailed description of the proposed framework and its application to an industrial project.