Design dimensions for business process architecture

Alexei Lapouchnian, Eric Yu, Arnon Sturm

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Enterprises employ an array of business processes (BPs) for their operational, supporting, and managerial activities. When BPs are designed to work together to achieve organizational objectives, we refer to them and the relationships among them as the business process architecture (BPA). While substantial efforts have been devoted to designing and analyzing individual BPs, there is little focus on BPAs. As organizations are undergoing changes at many levels, at different times, and at different rates, the BP architect needs to consider how to manage the relationships among multiple BPs. We propose a modeling framework for designing BPAs with a focus on representing and analyzing architectural choices along several design dimensions aimed at achieving various design objectives, such as flexibility, cost, and efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConceptual Modeling - 34th International Conference, ER 2015
EditorsÓscar Pastor López, Mong Li Lee, Stephen W. Liddle, Paul Johannesson, Andreas L. Opdahl
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319252636
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event34th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2015 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 19 Oct 201522 Oct 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference34th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2015


  • Business process architecture
  • Goal modeling
  • Requirements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science (all)


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