Process modeling has become an important tool to document business operations and automate workflow execution. It is usually characterized as a collaborative activity during which domain experts and systems analysts work together to create a process model. Typically, this involves two principal activities: the concretization of an informal model by the domain expert and the abstraction of a formal model by the system analyst. Communication between these two roles, however, is often hampered by the fact that domain experts and system analysts may have different vocabularies, potentially leading to process models of low quality. In addition, maintenance of process models is often complicated since the knowledge about design decisions made in the past has been lost. To address these challenges a technique called Literate Process Modeling was introduced and an initial prototype was developed in the LiProMo project. LiProMo2 enhances LiProMo’s prototypical implementation of the Literate Process Modeling editor for providing better user assistance and subsequently being able to evaluate the effectiveness of the approach using both case studies and controlled experiments. The results of the project have the potential to significantly improve the process of process modeling and as a consequence lead to better understandable and better maintainable models.
Funding. Tiroler Wissenschaftsfond
Field of Research. Literate Process Modeling
Contact. Jakob Pinggera