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Supporting Different Dimensions of Adaptability in Workflow Modeling

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This paper discusses the theme of workflow systemadaptability in relation to process modeling. Startingfrom a discussion on the role of formal constructs incooperation, the main claim is that adaptabilityinvolves different dimensions of process modeling.These dimensions concern the possibility to flexiblycombine a rich set of basic categories in order toobtain the most suitable language for modeling thetarget business process and the work practices aroundit; to take into account various levels of visibilityof the contexts of definition and use of a processmodel; and finally to allow for temporary as well aspermanent modifications of the process itself.Ariadne, a notation conceived for the above purpose,is illustrated by means of a working example.Moreover, the paper presents the main designprinciples governing Ariadne's implementation.


Divitini, Monica; Simone, Carla (2000): Supporting Different Dimensions of Adaptability in Workflow Modeling. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW): Vol. 9, No. 3-4. DOI: 10.1023/A:1008751210054. Springer. PISSN: 1573-7551. pp. 365-397