Using ontology for the representational analysis of process modelling techniques

Rosemann, M., Recker, J., Green, P. F. and Indulska, M. (2009) Using ontology for the representational analysis of process modelling techniques. International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management, 4 4: 251-265. doi:10.1504/IJBPIM.2009.032282


Author Rosemann, M.
Recker, J.
Green, P. F.
Indulska, M.
Title Using ontology for the representational analysis of process modelling techniques
Journal name International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1741-8771
1741-8763
Publication date 2009-01-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1504/IJBPIM.2009.032282
Volume 4
Issue 4
Start page 251
End page 265
Total pages 15
Editor Liang-Jie Zhang
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Inderscience Enterprises
Language eng
Subject C1
150302 Business Information Systems
890399 Information Services not elsewhere classified
Abstract Selecting an appropriate business process modelling technique forms an important task within the methodological challenges of a business process management project. While a plethora of available techniques has been developed over the last decades, there is an obvious shortage of well-accepted reference frameworks that can be used to evaluate and compare the capabilities of the different techniques. Academic progress has been made at least in the area of representational analyses that use ontology as a benchmark for such evaluations. This paper reflects on the comprehensive experiences with the application of a model based on the Bunge ontology in this context. A brief overview of the underlying research model characterises the different steps in such a research project. A comparative summary of previous representational analyses of process modelling techniques over time gives insights into the relative maturity of selected process modelling techniques. Based on these experiences suggestions are made as to where ontology-based representational analyses could be further developed and what limitations are inherent to such analyses.
Keyword business process management
BPM
representational analysis
ontology
business process modelling
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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