Enterprise Information Systems: 9th International by Joaquim Filipe, José Cordeiro, Jorge Cardoso

By Joaquim Filipe, José Cordeiro, Jorge Cardoso

This books comprises the easiest papers of the ninth overseas convention on company details platforms, ICEIS 2007, held in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, in June 2007.

The 6 invited papers are provided including 23 papers which have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from seventy two complete papers approved for presentation on the convention itself (out of 644 submissions). the subjects coated are: databases and knowledge structures integration; synthetic intelligence and determination aid structures; details structures research and specification; software program brokers and net computing; and human-computer interplay.

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Van der Aalst To illustrate this consider Figure 3 showing a process model obtained using the process mining technique described in [25] which is supported by the heuristics miner of ProM (see Section 6). The model is based on an event log with 10478 events. These event were recorded by the information system of a Dutch hospital for a group of 874 patients. This was a relatively homogeneous group of patients: each patient had a heart surgery. , event types corresponding to possible activities in the context of heart surgery.

It is not caused by the modeling language but by the idealized views people have when describing processes. Real-life processes turn out to be less structured than people tend to believe. Unfortunately, traditional process mining approaches have problems dealing with unstructured processes. The discovered models are often “spaghetti-like” showing all details without distinguishing what is important and what is not. Fig. 3. A process model based on the flow of 874 patients having heart surgery 2 Models without any semantics are “safe” in this respect but provide no information.

2 Verification Techniques Have Become Mature! A complete overview of the different types of design-time analysis is outside the scope of this paper. However, we would like to emphasize that already today there are mature tools and techniques to verify large collections of non-trivial models. 1 Using Woflan it is possible to extract models from all kinds of systems and check these models for deadlocks, etc. To illustrate the maturity of process verification we briefly describe the analysis of the entire SAP reference model [1] described in [11,12].

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