A method for Ecological Process Optimization based on Compliance Checking

Patrick Lübbecke; Abhishek Goswami; Peter Fettke

In: 2018 IEEE 20th Conference on Business Informatics (CBI). IEEE Conference on Business Informatics (CBI-2018), July 11-14, Vienna, Austria, IEEE, 2018.


In this paper, we introduce a novel approach for optimizing the environmental footprint of Business Processes by using techniques from the area of Compliance Checking along with a set of ecological weakness patterns that were identified during prior research. Through our approach, we are able to identify ecological weaknesses in process models that can be revised to come up with a modified, more eco efficient process. In our work we employ a set of existing weakness patterns and divide them into clusters or genres based on their semantical meaning. Consequently, we implement unique Compliance Checking methods for each different pattern cluster. The result of this paper represents a Compliance Checking Method Library which offers an exhaustive set of methods to identify many forms of ecological weaknesses in process models.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence