Guest Talk: The Declarative Process Modeling Paradigm and Its Relation To Procedural Techniques
Johannes De Smedt
Date/Time: 10.05.2016, 10:00
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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