Growing Trees – A Versioning Approach for Business Process Models based on Graph Theory

Clever Nico, Holler Justus, Püster Johannes, Shitkova Maria


Abstract
This paper examines parallels in version management between software engineering and process modelling. Best practices in software engineering version management, identified by a literature review, are discussed in the context of process modelling. Based on the results, a concept for version management in process modelling is derived. We present both a versioning approach for business process models as well as a XML storage format to serve as a foundation for an implementation of our approach. The versioning concept at hand is based on graph theory and strives to serve as a framework for future model versioning research and implementation in process modelling tools.

Keywords
process modelling, versioning, software engineering, graph theory, XML



Publication type
Conference Paper

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2013

Conference
European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2013

Venue
Utrecht University

Pages range
157

Language
English