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Title: Generic process model structures: towards a standard notation for abstract representations
Authors: Van Der Merwe, A
Kotze, P
Gerber, A
Keywords: Reusable process model
Generic process models
Software process model
SAICSIT 2007
Issue Date: Oct-2007
Citation: Van Der Merwe, A, Kotze, P and Gerber, A. 2007. Generic process model structures: towards a standard notation for abstract representations. Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT 2007), Sunshine Coast, South Africa, 30 September - 3 October 2007, pp 9
Abstract: The identification of process model structures is usually complex and costly. If these structures can be reused across boundaries, this could not only benefit the internal structure of one application domain, but could also benefit organizations where it is not feasible to initiate expensive process re-engineering innovations. Furthermore, a reusable process is not worth much if the process is not available. The preservation and availability of objects are therefore important, through libraries in the case of objects, or repositories in the case of process models. The creation of the MIT Process Handbook was a step in this direction. However, although the authors used object-oriented concepts in the abstract representations, they did not rigorously apply object-oriented concepts in the abstract representations used in publications on their process repository. Especially in the notation used and reference to specializations, there are some inconsistencies. To address these issues the authors suggest the use of polymorphism, where specializations inherit from the generic base process model, and the use of more formal object-oriented notation for defining specialization.
Description: 2007: Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/1611
ISBN: 978-1-59593-775-9
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