14:00 - 15:30



[14:00 - 14:10 | Workshop Opening]

[14:10 - 15:00 | Keynote Presentation] Overcoming Challenges of Reuse in Large Collections of Process Models, Dr Barbara Weber (University of Innsbruck, Austria)

[15:05 - 15:30 | Paper Presentation] A Qualitative Comparison of Approaches Supporting Business Process Variability, Victoria Torres (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain), Stefan Zugal (University of Innsbruck, Austria), Barbara Weber (University of Innsbruck, Austria), Manfred Reichert (University of Ulm, Germany), Clara Ayora (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain), Vicente Pelechano (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)


15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30



[16:00 - 16:25 | Paper Presentation] Querying Process Models Repositories by Aggregated Graph Search, Sherif Sakr (University of New South Wales, Australia), Ahmed Awad (Cairo University, Egypt), Matthias Kunze (University of Potsdam, Germany)

[16:25 - 16:50 | Paper Presentation] Enabling Reuse of Process Models trough the Detection of Similar Process Parts, Fabian Pittke (Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin and SRH University Berlin, Germany), Henrik Leopold (Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany), Jan Mendling (WU Vienna, Austria), Gerrit Tamm (SRH University Berlin, Germany)

[16:50 - 17:15 | Paper Presentation] Systematic Identification of Service-Blueprints for Service-Processes - a method and exemplary application, Thomas Kleinert, Silke Balzert, Peter Fettke, Peter Loos (Saarland University, Germany)

[17:15 - 17:40 | Paper Presentation] Back to Origin: Transformation of Business Process Models to Business Rules, Saleem Malik (University of Auckland, New Zealand), Imran Sarwar Bajwa (University of Birmingham, UK)



Invited Talk

Dr Barbara Weber from University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Title: Overcoming Challenges of Reuse in Large Collections of Process Models. [pdf]

Abstract: The increasing adoption of Process-Aware Information Systems (PAIS), together with the reuse of process knowledge has resulted in process model repositories with large collections of process models. Understandability and maintainability of the process models in the repository are preconditions for their successful reuse. However, industrial process models display a wide range of quality problems impeding their comprehensibility and consequently hampering their maintainability and reuse. Literature reports, for example, error rates between 10% and 20% in industrial process model collections. Moreover, non-intention-revealing or inconsistent naming, redundant process fragments, and overly large and unnecessarily complex process models are typical quality problems which can be observed in existing process model collections. These problems have resulted in vivid research with the goal of obtaining a better understanding of factors influencing the quality of process models as well as techniques fostering their understandability and maintainability.
Abstract: For obtaining high quality models it is essential to understand the factors which are influencing the quality of process models, but also the way how process models are created. This challenge can be approached by taking a cognitive perspective and by analyzing the process of creating and maintaining process models (in addition to the modeling artifacts created). In part I of the talk I will report on some of the findings obtained so far, discuss their implications for the reuse of process models, and outline future research directions.
Abstract: Part II of this keynote covers different techniques for fostering understandability as well as maintainability of process models which were developed in our group like test driven modeling, literate process modeling, but also techniques for the refactoring of large collections of process models. Again implications for the reuse of process models will be discussed.

Short biography: Barbara Weber obtained her Ph.D. in Economics at the Institute of Information Systems. Since 2004, she is researcher at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck where she holds an Associate Professor position. She is a member of the Quality Engineering (QE) research group and head of the research cluster on business processes and workflows at QE. Her research areas include Business Process Management, Process Flexibility, Process Modeling, Integrated Process Lifecycle Support and Process Mining. She has published more than 80 papers and articles in, among others Data & Knowledge Engineering, Computers in Industry, Science of Computer Programming, Software Evolution and Maintenance, Requirements Engineering, and Enterprise Systems. Together with Manfred Reichert she has co-authored the book "Enabling Flexibility in Process-aware Information Systems". She has been co-chair of the successful BPI (business proces intelligence) workshop series since 2007, is a member of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining, and will be PC chair of next year's BPM conference.

Acceptance Rate

For the third edition of the rBPM workshop, 7 papers were submitted, of which 71% could be accepted for presentation and publication.


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