The notion of business process is becoming increasingly important in all business and information/communication technology related disciplines, and therefore gets a lot of attention. Consequently, there is a variety of definitions as well as a variety in preciseness of definition. The research reported in this paper aims at clarifying the different understandings and unifying them in a common conceptual framework. Three fundamental questions concerning business processes are investigated: about the difference between business process and information process, about the distinction between the deep structure and the surface structure of a business process, and about the difference between system and process. These questions are discussed within the framework of the -theory and the DEMO methodology.
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|Conference||OTM Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE 2004, Agia Napa, Cyprus|
|Period||25/10/04 → 29/10/04|