Configuring configurable process models made easier : an automated approach

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Schunselaar, D.M.M., Leopold, H., Aalst, van der, W.M.P. & Reijers, H.A. (2015). Configuring configurable process models made easier : an automated approach. In J. Mendling & F. Fournier (Eds.), Business Process Management Workshops (pp. 105-117). (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, No. 202). Dordrecht: Springer. In Scopus Cited 4 times.

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Configurable process models have shown their usefulness for capturing the commonalities and variability within business processes. However, an end user will require an abstraction from the configurable process model, which is a highly technical artifact, to select a suitable configuration. Currently, the creation of such an abstraction requires considerable steps and technical knowledge. We provide an approach to construct such an abstraction automatically on the basis of an understanding of common concepts underlying process models on the one hand and automated analysis techniques on the other. Our approach also guarantees the consistency between the configuration choices of the end user. A positive yet preliminary evaluation with business users has been carried out to test the usability of our approach.