A state-based context-aware declarative process model

Pnina Soffer, Tomer Yehezkel

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Declarative process models support process flexibility, which has been widely recognized as important, particularly for organizations that face frequent changes and variable stimuli from their environment. However, current declarative approaches emphasize activities and provide constraints addressing their existence and dependencies. This expressiveness is not capable of addressing the process context (namely, environment effects) and its goal. The paper proposes a declarative model which addresses activities as well as states, external events, and goals. As such, it explicitly addresses the context of a process. The model is based on the Generic Process Model (GPM), extended by a notion of activity, which includes a state change aspect and an intentional aspect. The achievement of the intention of an activity may depend on events in the environment and is hence not certain. The paper provides a formalization of the model and some conditions for verification. These are illustrated by an example from the medical domain.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationEnterprise, Business-Process and Information Systems Modeling - 12th International Conference, BPMDS 2011 and 16th International Conference, EMMSAD 2011 held at CAiSE 2011, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783642217586
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume81 LNBIP


  • Context
  • Declarative process model
  • Generic Process Model

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Business and International Management
  • Information Systems
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Information Systems and Management


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