Designing like a pro: The automated composition of workflow activities


Aa, Han van der ; Reijers, Hajo A. ; Vanderfeesten, Irene



DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compind.2015.04.005
URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
Additional URL: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Designing-li...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2016
The title of a journal, publication series: Computers in Industry
Volume: 75
Page range: 162-177
Place of publication: Amsterdam [u.a.]
Publishing house: Elsevier Science
ISSN: 0166-3615
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Business Informatics and Mathematics > Methoden der künstlichen Intelligenz (Juniorprofessur) (van der Aa 2020-)
Subject: 004 Computer science, internet
Abstract: To design a workflow process that is efficient, meaningful, and understandable it is important to properly consider how to compose the activities it will consist of. In this paper, guidelines are presented for this exact purpose. These focus on the elementary data-processing steps that are at the core of a workflow process. The guidelines help to determine the relative importance of these data-processing steps as well as their relatedness, such that activities can be composed in a fully automated manner. We implemented this approach in freely available software. A thorough evaluation that incorporates real-life workflow designs indicates that the use of these guidelines leads to activities that closely resemble those designed by experienced modelers. As such, the proposed guidelines provide a proper and automated alternative to what is otherwise a complex and time-consuming task.

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Aa, Han van der ; Reijers, Hajo A. ; Vanderfeesten, Irene (2016) Designing like a pro: The automated composition of workflow activities. Computers in Industry Amsterdam [u.a.] 75 162-177 [Article]


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