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Guest Talk: The Declarative Process Modeling Paradigm and Its Relation To Procedural Techniques

Johannes De Smedt
KU Leuven

Date/Time: 10.05.2016, 10:00

Loca­tion: D2.2.094


Since its proposal, the decla­ra­tive process para­digm has seen a surge in rese­arch inte­rest. Its inten­tion of a better way to model and execute flexible busi­ness processes have led to many new appli­ca­tions in process mode­ling and mining. However, decla­ra­tive process models also exhibit some down­sides. One of the most preva­lent ones is the under­standa­bi­lity caused by the lack of tangible work­flows. In this presen­ta­tion, diffe­rent solu­tions are reviewed that tackle these charac­te­ris­tics by making use of mixe­d-­pa­ra­digm models, i.e., models consis­ting of decla­ra­tive and proce­dural constructs, for mining and mode­ling, and by unco­vering (hidden) depen­den­cies among cons­traints in decla­ra­tive models. The former miti­gates the lack of missing process paths, while the latter better describe the rela­tions that are often over­looked though still have a big beha­vioral impact. Both angles cont­ri­bute to making decla­ra­tive process models more useful and mature in prac­tice.


Johannes is currently a PhD student at the Depart­ment of Deci­sion Sciences and Infor­ma­tion Manage­ment, KU Leuven. His main rese­arch inte­rest include the rela­tion between proce­dural and decla­ra­tive process mode­ling tech­ni­ques, as well as other topics that focus on making a process model more decla­ra­tive, such as contex­t-a­ware process models and deci­sion mode­ling for processes.

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