Integrated framework for seamless modeling of business and technical aspects in process-oriented enterprise applications
|Title||Integrated framework for seamless modeling of business and technical aspects in process-oriented enterprise applications|
|Journal||International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (IJSEKE)|
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.