A tool for traceable evolution of process architectures

Vrinda Yadav, Rushikesh K. Joshi, Sea Ling

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Evolving process architectures involves incremental enhancements to process components and inter-connections with time. In order to keep track of evolution of both parts and the whole, traceability through this evolution over a time continuum is essential. The paper presents a tool to manage and reason through evolution of process architectures. The tool uses graph based analysis techniques to facilitate reasoning through continuous modifications made to evolving process architecture. It implements a technique called Process Edification, achieving evolution and its traceability around both parts and the whole. The ideas behind the tool are illustrated and the tool is demonstrated with the help of a case of an evolving BPMN process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE 15th International Conference on Software Architecture, ICSA 2018
Subtitle of host publication30 April – 4 May 2018 Seattle, Washington
EditorsPatrizio Pelliccione , Jean-Guy Schneider
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538665855
ISBN (Print)9781538665862
Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2018
EventInternational Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA) 2018 - Seattle, United States of America
Duration: 30 Apr 20184 May 2018
Conference number: 15th


ConferenceInternational Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA) 2018
Abbreviated titleICSA 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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  • Backward Traceability
  • BPMN
  • Business Process Architecture
  • Forward Traceability
  • Process Edification
  • Traceable Evolution

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