Evolution traceability roadmap for business processes

Vrinda Yadav, Rushikesh K. Joshi, Sea Ling

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For traceable evolution of software systems, tracking of continuous changes in their constituent artifacts is essential. The paper outlines a roadmap for evolution traceability of software artifacts with a focus on evolution traceability of descriptions of business processes. Several traceability approaches are overviewed, and a categorization of evolution traceability is presented based on the type of evolving software artifacts that need to be traced through their evolution. Existing approaches for tracing evolution of business processes are discussed, and it is noted that there is a need for representational and analytical techniques in this area. Challenges in research on automation of evolution traceability of business processes enriching the present practices are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th Innovations on Software Engineering Conference (formerly known as India Software Engineering Conference)
EditorsSantonu Sarkar, Thomas Hildebrandt, Atul Kumar
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450362153
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventInternational Symposium on Electronic Commerce and Security (ISECS) 2019 - Pune, India
Duration: 14 Feb 201916 Feb 2019
Conference number: 12th


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Electronic Commerce and Security (ISECS) 2019
Abbreviated titleISEC 2019
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  • Business processes
  • Evolution traceability
  • Process evolution
  • Software artifacts

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