Improving Exception Handling by Discovering Change Dependencies in Adaptive Process Management Systems

B. Weber, W. Wild, M. Lauer and M. Reichert

In: Business Process Management Workshops, Vienna, pp. 93–104, 2006.

Abstract. Process-aware information systems should enable the flexible alignment of business processes to new requirements by supporting deviations from the predefined process model at runtime. To facilitate such dynamic process changes we have adopted techniques from case-based reasoning (CBR). In particular, our existing approach allows to capture the semantics of ad-hoc changes, to support their memorization, and to enable their reuse in upcoming exceptional situations. To further improve change reuse this paper presents an approach for discovering dependencies between ad-hoc modifications from change history. Based on this information better user assistance can be provided when dynamic process changes have to be made.

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