Article in Proceedings INPROC-2012-43

BibliographyNowak, Alexander; Karastoyanova, Dimka; Leymann, Frank; Rapoport, Andrej; Schumm, David: Flexible Information Design for Business Process Visualizations.
In: Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications.
University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Information Technology.
IEEE Xplore, December 17, 2012.
DOI: 10.1109/SOCA.2012.6449436.
Article in Proceedings (Conference Paper).
CR-SchemaH.4.1 (Office Automation)
KeywordsBusiness Process Management, Process Visualization, Process Analysis, Service-oriented Architecture

Profound understanding of business processes is a key success factor for Business Process Management (BPM). As more and more analytical information like runtime data from process execution or statistical data from business intelligence are available the problem of business process complexity becomes apparent. To improve time-to-productivity as well as to save costs process-relevant information needs to be provided as fast as possible while considering easy and fast interpretation and dynamic changes in stakeholders’ demands. The static and use-case specific creation or modification of process visualizations shown in current approaches and tools, however, is complex, time consuming, inflexible and thus costly. To address these shortcomings, we introduce a template-based approach that decouples the creation of visualization templates from concrete process visualizations. The binding of customization points of visualization templates to analytical process information is supported by a graphical editor that enables customization of visualizations in a fast and flexible manner. Moreover, due to the separation of concerns, our approach improves the usability of process visualizations because templates may be created by graphic experts independently from specific visualization demands. The feasibility of our concept is demonstrated by a prototypical implementation.

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Department(s)University of Stuttgart, Institute of Architecture of Application Systems
Project(s)Migrate, Simtech
Entry dateOctober 18, 2012
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