Validation of families of business processes

Gerd Gröner, Christian Wende, Marko Bošković, Fernando Silva Parreiras, Tobias Walter, Florian Heidenreich, Dragan Gašević, Steffen Staab

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A Software Product Line (SPL) is a set of programs that are developed as a whole and share a set of common features. Product line's variability is typically specified using problem space models (i.e., feature models), solution space models that specify the realization of functionality and mapping models that link problem and solution space artifacts. In this paper, we consider this concept in the scope of families of business processes, whose specificity is that the solution space is defined with business process models. Solution space models are typically specified as model templates, and thus in the rest of the paper we will refer to business process model templates. While the previous research tackled the concepts of families of business processes, there have been very limited research on their validation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Information Systems Engineering - 23rd International Conference, CAiSE 2011, Proceedings
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering 2011 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Jun 201124 Jun 2011
Conference number: 23rd

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6741 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering 2011
Abbreviated titleCAiSE 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • business process families
  • configuration
  • process model variability
  • validation
  • well-formedness constraints

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