Identifying Business Process Activity Mappings by Optimizing Behavioral Similarity

Becker Jörg, Breuker Dominic, Delfmann Patrick, Dietrich Hanns-Alexander, Steinhorst Matthias


Abstract
This paper describes an approach designed to create a mapping between corresponding activities from two business processes that is geared towards handling noisy similarity values for the labels describing these activities. This is achieved by formulating an optimization problem – maximize the behavioral similarity of the processes as a whole – whose target value depends on the mapping. Thereby, the mapping is created not only with respect to label similarities but also with respect to the overall control flow structure, which avoids some mistakes resulting from erroneous label similarities. A preliminary evaluation demonstrates the improvement.

Keywords
Business Process Model Analysis, Behavioral Similarity, Bisimulation



Publication type
Conference Paper

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2012

Conference
18th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2012

Venue
Seattle, Washington, USA

Book title
AMCIS 2012 Proceedings

Editor
Association for Information Systems

Pages range
Paper 21

Language
English

ISBN
978-0-615-66346-3

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