Representational deficiency of process modelling languages: Measures and implications

Indulska, Marta, Recker, Jan, Rosemann, Michael and Green, Peter (2008). Representational deficiency of process modelling languages: Measures and implications. In: W.Golden, T. Acton, K. Conboy, H. Van der Heijden and V.Tuunainen, Proceedings of 16th European Conference on Information Systems. 16th European Conference on Information Systems, Galway, Ireland, (1-12). 9-11 June 2008.


Author Indulska, Marta
Recker, Jan
Rosemann, Michael
Green, Peter
Title of paper Representational deficiency of process modelling languages: Measures and implications
Conference name 16th European Conference on Information Systems
Conference location Galway, Ireland
Conference dates 9-11 June 2008
Convener National University of Ireland, Galway
Proceedings title Proceedings of 16th European Conference on Information Systems
Journal name 16th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2008
Place of Publication Ireland
Publisher National University of Ireland, Galway
Publication Year 2008
Year available 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780955315923
Editor W.Golden
T. Acton
K. Conboy
H. Van der Heijden
V.Tuunainen
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The large number of available process modelling languages has given rise to the need for evaluation and comparison of their representational capabilities. Over the last few years, the research community has risen to the challenge by carrying out a significant amount of work in the area of such analysis. Much of this effort is based on the Bunge-Wand-Weber representation model, a common benchmark used for the analysis of grammars that purport to model the real world and the interactions within it. However, the carried out BWW analyses of various process modelling languages exist largely separately from each other, with no comprehensive effort at the comparative measurement of their representational capability. This paper introduces four measures that, together,reflect the representational capacity and clarity of a process modelling language. These four measures are used in this paper to compare seven popular process modelling languages. The work provides insights into the representational deficiency similarities and differences between process modelling languages and also predicts some of their implications for practice.
Subjects 1503 Business and Management
Keyword Process modelling languages
Representation theory
Ontological analysis
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

 
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