Policy-Driven Process Mapping (PDPM) : Discovering process models from business policies

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-281
Journal / PublicationDecision Support Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009


Analyzing business policies for discovering and validating business process models is a critical task in modern organizations, which is currently done in an ad hoc manner due to a lack of systematic methodologies. In this paper, we propose a novel methodology called Policy-Driven Process Mapping (PDPM) for extracting process models from business policy documents. Our research objective is to make process discovery from policy documents more systematic with fewer structural and semantic errors. To the best of our knowledge, PDPM is the first formal approach to discovering process models from business policies. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Business policy, Business process management, Process design, Process mapping