Toward an Algebra for Manipulating Process Models

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Henry H. Bi

Willamette University - Atkinson Graduate School of Management

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

The existing practice of developing and modifying business process models in information systems is primitive — the user has to manually add, change, or delete each node and arc piece by piece. In this paper, we propose a novel algebraic formalism called process manipulation algebra (PMA), which formulates process models into symbolic expressions and manipulation operations (e.g., insertion, deletion, merging, and split) on process models into algebraic operations. PMA provides guiding principles for the user to systematically specify operations on process models and standardizes those operations so that a computer can perform the specified operations.

Keywords: process manipulation algebra, process models

JEL Classification: M1

Suggested Citation

Bi, Henry H., Toward an Algebra for Manipulating Process Models (2008). Henry H. Bi. 2008. Toward an Algebra for Manipulating Process Models. Proceedings of the Eighteenth Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS 2008), Paris, France, December 13-14, 2008. pp. 206-211. DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.1561290. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1561290 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1561290

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