Adaptive Case Management as a Process of Construction of and Movement in a State Space
2013 (English)In: On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2013 Workshops: Proceedings / [ed] Yan Tang Demey, Hervé Panetto, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2013, 155-165 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Despite having a number of years of experience, adaptive case management (ACM) still does not have a theory that would differentiate it from other paradigms of business process management and support. The known attempts to formalize Case Management do not seem to help much in creating an approach that could be useful in practice. This paper suggests an approach to building such a theory based on generalization of what is used in practice on one hand and the state-oriented view on business processes on the other. In practice, ACM systems use a number of ready-made templates that are picked up and filled as necessary for the case. State-oriented view considers a process instance/case as a point moving in a specially constructed state space. This paper suggests considering a case template as a definition of a sub-space and piking different template on the fly as constructing the state space along with moving in it when filling the template. The result is similar to what in control-flow based theories are considered as a state space with variable numbers of dimensions. Beside suggestions to building a theory, the paper demonstrates the usage of the theory on an example.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2013. 155-165 p.
, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 8186
Adaptive Case Management, State Space, Business Process
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-96343DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-41033-8_22ISBN: 978-3-642-41032-1 (Print)ISBN: 978-3-642-41033-8 (Online)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-96343DiVA: diva2:665488
Confederated International Workshops: OTM Academy, OTM Industry Case Studies Program, ACM, EI2N, ISDE, META4eS, ORM, SeDeS, SINCOM, SMS, and SOMOCO 2013. Graz, Austria, September 9 - 13, 2013