Multilevel Business Process Modeling: Motivation, Approach, Design Issues, and Applications
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5th Ph.D. Wokirshop on Information and Knowledge Management (PIKM 2012) at the ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2012), Maui, Hawaii, U.S.A.
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Conceptual models organize real-world information from a business domain using a human-readable, yet formal representation language. Besides the static data model, many modeling approaches also consider the processes working with these data. In conceptual modeling, abstraction is a common design pattern to more accurately represent a business domain. For static data models, various modeling approacheshavebeen proposedto represent complexmultilevel abstraction hierarchies. For process models, though, current modeling approaches do not provide a ?exible and powerful formalism for representing complex multilevel abstraction hierarchies. In this paper, we motivate the need for multilevel business process models and their applications. We present an initial approach towards multilevel business process modeling and sketch future research in this area which can mature into a dissertation.