Chapter 6

Enterprise Process Modeling and Workflow Management

6.1 Introduction

From the perspective of IIIE, an “enterprise process” can be viewed as a mechanism for abstracting and modeling organizational processes and their various elements. The concept of “workflow” is closely related to the concept of enterprise process. A workflow represents a sequence of operations related to an element or a subelement in an organizational process. The relationship between enterprise process and workflow is similar to the relationship between a system and its subsystems.

Interest in enterprise processes and related workflow design engineering has risen since the early 1990s (van der Aalst and van Hee, 2014). Research in this area has resulted in the creation ...

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