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Monday, 28 January 2013 15:14

User Recommendations for the Optimized Execution of Constraint-Based Processes

DKEUser Recommendations for the Optimized Execution of Business Processes by Irene Barba, Barbara Weber, Carmelo Del Valle, and Andres Jimenez-Ramirez got accepted in Elsevier's Data and Knowledge Engineering journal. The article suggests an approach for assisting users during the execution of constraint-based processes (see Chapter 12 of the book) through recommendations on next possible execution steps.

Abstract. In order to be able to flexibly adjust a company's business processes (BPs) there is an increasing interest in flexible Process-Aware Information Systems (PAISs). This increasing flexibility, however, typically implies decreased user guidance by the PAIS and thus poses significant challenges to its users. As a major contribution of this work, we propose a recommendation system which assists users during process execution to optimize performance goals of the processes. The recommendation system is based on a constraint-based approach for planning and scheduling the BP activities and considers both the control-flow and the resource perspective. To evaluate the proposed constraint-based approach different algorithms are applied to a range of test models of varying complexity. The results indicate that, although the optimization of process execution is a highly constrained problem, the proposed approach produces a satisfactory number of suitable Solutions.

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