Project Proposal on A Universal Repository of Process Models

Today Paul, Jelena and myself submitted a project proposal to the Swedish Research Council.

Title: A Universal Repository of Process Models

Abstract: The rapid development of Internet during the last decade has
supported enterprises in building novel infrastructures, setting up
virtual organisations, and operating in larger geographical spaces.
To manage this new environment, enterprises need to align their IT
infrastructures to the business processes. Therefore, the interest
in business process management using Process Aware Information
Systems (PAIS) has been rapidly increasing. Solutions implemented in
PAISs are often complex and time-consuming to develop. One way to
address this problem is to utilize repositories of reusable process
models. However, while repositories have proved to be successful
within object-oriented and component-based development, similar
success has not yet been achieved in the area of PAIS. This is
because we still lack the critical mass of process models within a
single repository and we lack transparency between different
repositories. The main goal of the project is, therefore, to design
the architecture of a universal process repository, i.e. a
repository that is independent of process modelling languages,
comprises a large number of existing process repositories, and is
open for change and growth by any potential user. The long term goal
of the project is to lay the foundations for a Business Process
Management Wikipedia, which will become a universal knowledge
resource on process models that can be used by researchers for
empirical investigations in the business process management area.

Project Description
Popular Description (in Swedish)

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