Bitemporal support for business process contingency management

John Wondoh, Georg Grossmann, Dragan Gasevic, Manfred Reichert, Michael Schrefl, Markus Stumptner

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Modern organisations are increasingly moving from traditional monolithic business systems to environments where more and more tasks are outsourced to third party providers. Therefore, processes must operate in an open and dynamic environment in which the management of time plays a crucial role. Handling time, however, remains a challenging issue yet to be fully addressed. Traditional processing systems only consider business events in a single time dimension, but are unable to handle bitemporal events: events in two time dimensions. Recently, back-end systems have started to provide increased support for handling bitemporal events, but these enhanced capabilities have not been carried through to business process management systems. In this paper, we consider the possible relationships that exist between bitemporal properties of events and we show how these relationships affect a business process. In addition, we demonstrate how bitemporal events can be handled to prevent certain undesired effects on the business process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Conceptual Modeling
Subtitle of host publicationER 2015 Workshops, AHA, CMS, EMoV, MoBiD, MORE-BI, MReBA, QMMQ, and SCME Stockholm, Sweden, October 19–22, 2015, Proceedings
EditorsManfred A Jeusfeld, Kamalakar Karlapalem
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319257471
ISBN (Print)9783319257464
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventER Workshops held in conjunction with the International Conference on Conceptual Modeling 2015 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 19 Oct 201522 Oct 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


WorkshopER Workshops held in conjunction with the International Conference on Conceptual Modeling 2015
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  • Bitemporal events
  • Business process design
  • Business rules
  • Process reconfiguration

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