Web Applications (WAs) have been often used to expose business processes to the users. WA modernization and evolution are complex and time-consuming activities that can be supported by software documentation (e.g., process models). When, as often happens, documentation is missing or is incomplete, documentation recovery and mining represent an important opportunity for reconstructing or completing it. Existing process-mining approaches, however, tend to recover models that are quite complex, rich, and intricate, thus difficult to understand and use for analysts and developers. Model refinement approaches have been presented in the literature to reduce the model complexity and intricateness while preserving the capability of representing the relevant information. In this chapter, the authors summarize approaches to mine first and refine later business process models from existing WAs. In particular, they present two process model refinement approaches: (1) re-modularization and (2) reduction. The authors introduce the techniques and show how to apply them to WAs.

Recovery and refinement of business process models for web applications / Marchetto, A.; Di Francescomarino, C.. - (2017), pp. 248-291. [10.4018/978-1-5225-3422-8.ch010]

Recovery and refinement of business process models for web applications

Marchetto A.;Di Francescomarino C.
2017

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Web Applications (WAs) have been often used to expose business processes to the users. WA modernization and evolution are complex and time-consuming activities that can be supported by software documentation (e.g., process models). When, as often happens, documentation is missing or is incomplete, documentation recovery and mining represent an important opportunity for reconstructing or completing it. Existing process-mining approaches, however, tend to recover models that are quite complex, rich, and intricate, thus difficult to understand and use for analysts and developers. Model refinement approaches have been presented in the literature to reduce the model complexity and intricateness while preserving the capability of representing the relevant information. In this chapter, the authors summarize approaches to mine first and refine later business process models from existing WAs. In particular, they present two process model refinement approaches: (1) re-modularization and (2) reduction. The authors introduce the techniques and show how to apply them to WAs.
Application Development and Design: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
USA
IGI Global
9781522534228
9781522534235
Marchetto, A.; Di Francescomarino, C.
Recovery and refinement of business process models for web applications / Marchetto, A.; Di Francescomarino, C.. - (2017), pp. 248-291. [10.4018/978-1-5225-3422-8.ch010]
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