Constraint-centric workflow change analytics

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)562-575
Journal / PublicationDecision Support Systems
Volume51
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2011

Abstract

In a globalized economic environment with volatile business requirements, continuous process improvement needs to be done regularly in various organizations. However, maintaining the consistency of workflow models under frequent changes is a significant challenge in the management of corporate information services. Unfortunately, few formal approaches are found in the literature for managing workflow changes systematically. In this paper, we propose an analytical framework for workflow change management through formal modeling of workflow constraints, leading to an approach called Constraint-centric Workflow Change Analytics (CWCA). A core component of CWCA is the formal definition and analysis of workflow change anomalies. We operationalize CWCA by developing a change anomaly detection algorithm and validate it in the context of procurement management. A prototype system based on an open-source rule engine is presented to provide a proof-of-concept implementation of CWCA. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Business process management, Change management, First order logic, Workflow changes, Workflow constraint, Workflow modeling

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Constraint-centric workflow change analytics. / Wang, Harry Jiannan; Zhao, J. Leon.

In: Decision Support Systems, Vol. 51, No. 3, 06.2011, p. 562-575.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review