BPMN-L: A BPMN extension for modeling of process landscapes

I am delighted to announce that my paper entitled “BPMN-L: A BPMN extension for modeling of process landscapes” has been accepted for the publication in Computers in Industry journal. The review process included three reviewers and took only one cycle.

About Computers in industry journal

The aim of Computers in Industry is to publish original, high-quality, application-oriented research papers that: (1) show new trends in and options for the use of Information and Communication Technology in industry; (2) link or integrate different technology fields in the broad area of computer applications for industry and (3) link or integrate different application areas of ICT in industry.

Computers in industry impact factor for 2018 is 4.769, which positiones the journal into Q1 (12/106).

Paper’s abstract:

Process landscape diagrams represent the umbrella part of a process architecture by defining the scope and relationships between an organization’s business processes. They are fostering awareness and process-related communication by leveraging the benefits of visual notations. However, in contrast to business process diagrams, where nowadays BPMN prevails, process landscape diagrams lack standardization. Accordingly, the main objective of our efforts is to define an effective language for modeling of process landscapes, which is visually compliant with current landscape modeling approaches and structurally related to the BPMN standard. This was achieved by following the design science research methodology in which the proposed solution (named BPMN-L) was characterized, designed, and implemented by analyzing existing process landscape languages and approaches. Afterward, BPMN-L based diagrams were demonstrated and validated quantitatively and with a ‘proof-of-concept’ approach. The results show that BPMN-L is visually compatible with current landscape modeling approaches, especially value chains as well it suits well with multi-abstraction layered modeling based on BPMN. The investigated sample landscape diagrams demonstrate that all concepts, which are specified in BPMN-L, are applicable also in practice. Overall, the proposed solution has the potential to standardize and simplify process landscape discovery and modeling, semi-automate triggering of processes in a value chain and improve the consistency as well as the compatibility of processes architectures.

More information will be presented when the paper is published.

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