Adaptive Design of Cross-Organizational Business Processes Using a Model-Driven Architecture

Bernhard Bauer, Jörg P. Müller, Stephan Roser

Proceedings of 7. Internationale Tagung der Wirtschaftsinformatik, Bamberg, Germany, February 23-25, 2005, Physica-Verlag, pp. 103-121
ISBN: 3-7908-1574-8

To enable enterprises to keep up with the constant change in business relationships and cross-organizational value chains, it is crucial to develop adaptive business systems and value chains. In order to achieve this, methodologies, methods, and infrastructures to support end-to-end modeling of cross-organizational business processes are required, allowing changes to business processes being defined at the business level and providing well-defined (and possibly largely automated) model transformations and refinements down to the level of information and communication technology systems. The contribution of this paper is threefold: First, we present a conceptual architecture for modeling collaborative business processes based on a model-driven architecture; second, we propose a design approach suitable to the model-driven architecture, and third, we provide two model transformations (mappings) to implement our design approach, thus enabling the smooth transition from an ARIS model via a computation-independent BPDM model to a platform-independent BPDM model.

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