Experiments

Our team is conducting empirical investigations to obtain in-depth understanding of how business processes can be effectively supported. This section gives information on the conducted experiments and provides the used materials. Since we have started using Cheetah Experimental Platform in 2009, we have collected data in several modeling sessions. Below you can find an overview of the collected data.

Modeling Sessions 20 modeling sessions
Collected Artifacts 1393 models, 1393 PPM instances, 32 think aloud protocols
Locations Berlin, Eindhoven, Innsbruck, Haifa, Ulm
Domains Disaster Management, Drafting of NFL Football Players, Mortgage Processes, Pre-flight Procedures
Languages BPMN, ConDec
Tool Support Change Pattern, Automatic Layout
Modeling Expertise 727 students, 45 experts
Model Size 7 to 27 activities
User Interactions 24 to 642 interactions

Modeling Sessions

As summarized above, 20 modeling sessions have been conducted so far, below you can find the details of the modeling sessions.

Modeling Session Eindhoven, 2012

Location Eindhoven
Year 2012
Language     BPMN
Subjects 120 students
    
 Models Activities
per Model
  Interactions
per Model
Task 1 120 27 276

 Modeling Session Haifa, 2012

Location Haifa
Year 2012
Language     BPMN
Subjects 31 students
    
 Models Activities
per Model
  Interactions
per Model
Task 1 9 12 135
Task 2 22 19 276
Task 3 22 27 370

Modeling Session Ulm, 2011

Location Ulm
Year 2011
Language     BPMN / Change Pattern
Subjects 68 students
    
 Models Activities
per Model
  Interactions
per Model
Task 1 31 16 270
Task 2 30 12 227
Task 3 37 13 114
Task 4 37 16 74

Modeling Session Innsbruck, 2011

Location Innsbruck
Year 2011
Language     BPMN / Change Pattern
Subjects 16 students
    
 Models Activities
per Model
  Interactions
per Model
Task 1 16 13 112
Task 2 16 12 251

Modeling Session Eindhoven, 2011

Location Eindhoven
Year 2011
Language     BPMN
Subjects 45 professionals
    
 Models Activities
per Model
  Interactions
per Model
Task 1 40 13 144
Task 2 34 24 260

Modeling Session Eindhoven, 2011

Location Eindhoven
Year 2011
Language     BPMN
Subjects 224 students
    
 Models Activities
per Model
  Interactions
per Model
Task 1 99 14 241
Task 2 125 27 642
Task 3 99 13 256
Task 4 125 13 196

Modeling Session Ulm, 2011

Location Ulm
Year 2011
Language     ConDec
Subjects 31 students
    
 Models Activities
per Model
  Interactions
per Model
Task 1 31 16 25
Task 2 31 16 29

Modeling Session Innsbruck, 2010

Location Innsbruck
Year 2010
Language     ConDec
Subjects 12 students
    
 Models Activities
per Model
  Interactions
per Model
Task 1 12 7 34
Task 2  12 7 24

Modeling Session Eindhoven, 2010

Location Eindhoven
Year 2010
Language     BPMN
Subjects 117 students
    
 Models Activities
per Model
  Interactions
per Model
Task 1 117 13 120
Task 2  117 9 85

Modeling Session Berlin, 2010

Location Berlin
Year 2010
Language     BPMN
Subjects 16 students
    
 Models Activities
per Model
  Interactions
per Model
Task 1 16 16 125
Task 2  16 18 114

Modeling Session Eindhoven, 2009

Location Eindhoven
Year 2009
Language     BPMN
Subjects 92 students
    
 Models Activities
per Model
  Interactions
per Model
Task 1 92 24 142
Task 2  87  26 48