Growing Trees – A Versioning Approach for Business Process Models based on Graph Theory
Clever Nico, Holler Justus, Püster Johannes, Shitkova Maria
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.
process modelling; versioning; software engineering; graph theory; XML