EPC Generator: A Concept to Generate Event-Driven Process Chains Based On an Original Process Model

Peyman Ardalani; Tom Thaler; Peter Fettke; Peter Loos
In: Leena Suhl; Dennis Kundisch (Hrsg.). Tagungsband der Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik. Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI-14), February 26-28, Paderborn, Germany, Universität Paderborn, 2/2014.


Business Process Management is an important topic in the Business Informatics field and organizations develop and use business process models as a fundament for their practical operations. However, despite the maturity of business process model concepts and different approaches for merging, integrating and dividing business process models or creating reference models, evaluation and analysis of these approaches has remained a challenge. This problem is mainly caused by the importance of process models and companies’ avoidance to make their private data public. In order to overcome this challenge, we present an EPC Generator concept to generate different process models based on a real business process model. These generated models can be configured according to their usage and user preferences and are alternatives for real business process models. Moreover, we have implemented a prototype based on this concept to demonstrate the feasibility of our approach.

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