Modeling the Resource Perspective of Business Processes by UML Activity Diagram and Object Petri Net
Kamyar Sarshar (Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany and German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany) and Peter Loos (Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany and German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany)
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Given that business processes are performed in an organizational context, it is essential that process modeling notations provide proper mechanisms to represent the resources perspective of business processes. After relating the resource perspective within a framework to other business process perspectives and discussing the lifecycle resource models undergo, this contribution introduces the UML 2.0 activity diagrams as well as object Petri nets regarding their approach to model the resource perspective of business processes. Afterwards, the application of the notations is illustrated by a real-life process of the health-care domain. The following comparison of the notations indicates the benefits and the limitations of both notations.