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Meyer, Andreas:
Data in business processes
/ Andreas Meyer ; Sergey Smirnov ; Mathias Weske. - Potsdam : Universitätsverlag Potsdam, 2011. - 40 S. : graph. Darst.
(Technische Berichte des Hasso-Plattner-Instituts für Softwaresystemtechnik an der Universität Potsdam ; 50)
ISSN (print) 1613-5652
ISSN (online) 2191-1665
ISBN 978-3-86956-144-8
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Process and data are equally important for business process management. Process data is especially relevant in the context of automated business processes, process controlling, and representation of organizations' core assets. One can discover many process modeling languages, each having a specific set of data modeling capabilities and the level of data awareness. The level of data awareness and data modeling capabilities vary significantly from one language to another.

This paper evaluates several process modeling languages with respect to the role of data. To find a common ground for comparison, we develop a framework, which systematically organizes process- and data-related aspects of the modeling languages elaborating on the data aspects. Once the framework is in place, we compare twelve process modeling languages against it. We generalize the results of the comparison and identify clusters of similar languages with respect to data awareness.

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