Towards a reusable business process modelling approach

Denis Silva da Silveira, Eliane Maria Loiola, João Araujo, Ana Moreira, Pedro Fernandes

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Business processes reuse is key for more efficient business process models used during requirements elicitation. A configurable process model specifies multiple alternatives of a business process model, identifying variabilities and commonalities in a business domain. Reusable business processes models can be achieved through process patterns that must preserve semantics after model composition. Current approaches lack systematic and pattern-based mechanisms for the construction of a configurable process model. This paper defines an approach to build and configure a process-oriented feature model (POFM) aiming at representing a family of business process models by means of its reusable process modules. Modules may be concrete or abstract, and composed via mandatory, optional, alternative and multiple relationships. POFM captures a business process family, and the configuration process maintains the semantic properties of business process models.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-114
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Business Process Integration and Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Bpmn
  • Business process composition
  • Business process family
  • Business process management notation
  • Business process modelling
  • Configurable process model
  • Feature model
  • Pofm
  • Process models reuse
  • Process pattern
  • Process variability
  • Process-oriented feature model


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