Desiderata for languages to be used in the definition of reference business processes

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In many modern enterprises, explicit business process definitions facilitate the pursuit of business goals in such ways as best practice reuse, process analysis, process efficiency improvement, and automation. Most realworld business processes are large and complex. Successfully capturing, analyzing, and automating these processes requires process definition languages that capture a variety of process aspects with a wealth of details. Most current process modeling languages, such as Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), focus on structural control flows among activities while providing inadequate support for other process definition needs. In this paper, we first illustrate these inadequacies through our experiences with a collection of realworld reference business processes from the Australian lending industry. We observe that the most significant inadequacies include lack of resource management, exception handling, process variation, and data flow integration. These identified shortcomings led us to consider the Little-JIL language as a vehicle for defining business processes. Little-JIL addresses the aforementioned inadequacies with a number of innovative features. Our investigation concludes that these innovative features are effective in addressing a number of key reference business process definition needs.
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Zhu, Liming
Osterweil, Leon
Staples, Mark
Simidchieva, Borislava
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2007
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UNSW Faculty