Abeysinghe, G.A. and Phalp, K. T., 1997. Combining process modelling methods. Information and Software Technology, 39 (2), pp. 107-124.
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This paper examines two modelling paradigms, namely Hoare's Communicating Sequential Processes (CSP) and a subset of Role Activity Diagrams (RADs) and shows how they can be combined to give a new approach to process modelling. We examine the two notations by reference to processes from two different business domains. For each domain, we transform a RAD model (by way of methodical mapping) to arrive at an equivalent formal CSP model. The latter is then explored using a stepper, which allows for process simulation by executing the model. The paper suggests that by providing a mapping between these notations we gain the accessibility of a well understood user-facing modelling paradigm, (RADs), whilst retaining the formality of CSP. This provides us not only with the advantages of understandable user-facing models, for process elicitation and presentation, but also gives us the ability to experiment with (by process simulation) the effects of process change.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Business process modelling; Business process reengineering; Role activity diagrams; Communicating sequential processes|
|Subjects:||Generalities > Computer Science and Informatics|
|Group:||School of Design, Engineering & Computing > Sustainable Design Research Centre|
|Deposited By:||Dr Keith Phalp|
|Deposited On:||12 Jun 2009 18:58|
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