Version Management in the Business Process Change Context

Xiaohui Zhao, Chengfei Liu

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Abstract

The current business endures a fast changing environment, which drives organisations to continuously adapt their business processes to new conditions. In this background, the workflow version control plays an important role for the change management of business processes. To better handle the versions of evolving workflow process definitions, a new versioning method is introduced in this paper. To capture the dynamics of the workflow evolvement, we propose a novel version preserving directed graph model to represent the run time evolvement of a workflow process, and devise a series of modification operations to characterise workflow updating on the fly. The extraction of workflow versions from a version preserving graph is also discussed with two different extraction strategies. Particularly, our method allows the execution of multiple workflow instances of different versions within a single graph, and supports the evolvements initiated by temporary changes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Process Management
Subtitle of host publication5th International Conference, BPM 2007, Brisbane, Australia, September 24-28, 2007, Proceedings
EditorsGustavo Alonso , Peter Dadam , Michael Rosemann
Pages198-213
Number of pages16
Volume4714
ISBN (Electronic)9783540751830
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science

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Zhao, X., & Liu, C. (2007). Version Management in the Business Process Change Context. In G. Alonso , P. Dadam , & M. Rosemann (Eds.), Business Process Management: 5th International Conference, BPM 2007, Brisbane, Australia, September 24-28, 2007, Proceedings (Vol. 4714, pp. 198-213). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-75183-0_15
Zhao, Xiaohui ; Liu, Chengfei. / Version Management in the Business Process Change Context. Business Process Management: 5th International Conference, BPM 2007, Brisbane, Australia, September 24-28, 2007, Proceedings. editor / Gustavo Alonso ; Peter Dadam ; Michael Rosemann . Vol. 4714 2007. pp. 198-213 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).
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Zhao, X & Liu, C 2007, Version Management in the Business Process Change Context. in G Alonso , P Dadam & M Rosemann (eds), Business Process Management: 5th International Conference, BPM 2007, Brisbane, Australia, September 24-28, 2007, Proceedings. vol. 4714, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 198-213. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-75183-0_15

Version Management in the Business Process Change Context. / Zhao, Xiaohui; Liu, Chengfei.

Business Process Management: 5th International Conference, BPM 2007, Brisbane, Australia, September 24-28, 2007, Proceedings. ed. / Gustavo Alonso ; Peter Dadam ; Michael Rosemann . Vol. 4714 2007. p. 198-213 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution

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Zhao X, Liu C. Version Management in the Business Process Change Context. In Alonso G, Dadam P, Rosemann M, editors, Business Process Management: 5th International Conference, BPM 2007, Brisbane, Australia, September 24-28, 2007, Proceedings. Vol. 4714. 2007. p. 198-213. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-75183-0_15