Recently, many organizations invested in Business Process Management Systems (BPMSs) in order to automate and monitor their processes. Business Activity Monitoring is one of the essential modules of a BPMS as it provides the core monitoring capabilities. Although the natural step after process monitoring is process improvement, most of the existing systems do not provide the means to help users with the improvement step. In this paper, we address this issue by proposing an aspect-oriented framework that allows the impact of changes to business processes to be explored with what-if scenarios based on the most appropriate process redesign patterns among several possibilities. As the four cornerstones of a BPMS are process, goal, performance and validation views, these views need to be aligned automatically by any approach that intends to support automated improvement of business processes. Our framework therefore provides means to reflect process changes also in the other views of the business process. A health care case study presented as a proof of concept suggests that this novel approach is feasible.

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Title An Aspect-Oriented Framework for Business Process Improvement
Authors A. Pourshahid, G. Mussbacher, D. Amyot, M. Weiss
Type Conference
Conference/Journal Title 4th International MCETECH Conference on e-Technologies
Volume/Number LNBIP 26
Editors G. Babin, P. Kropf, and M. Weiss
Publisher Springer
Month May
Year 2009
Pages 290-305
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-01187-0_25
Keywords Business Process Management, Aspect-Oriented Modeling, User Requirements Notation, Process Improvement, Process Redesign, Process Modeling.
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