A Formal Foundation for Process Modeling

In C. Welty B. Smith (ed.), Formal Ontology and Information  Systems. ACM Press (2001)
Abstract
Process modeling is ubiquitous in business and industry. While a great deal of effort has been devoted to the formal and philosophical investigation of processes, surprisingly little research connects this work to real world process modeling. The purpose of this paper is to begin making such a connection. To do so, we first develop a simple mathematical model of activities and their instances based upon the model theory for the NIST Process Specification Language (PSL), a simple language for describing these entities, and a semantics for the latter in terms of the former, and a set of axioms for the semantics based upon the NIST Process Specification Language (PSL). On the basis of this foundation, we then develop a general notion of a process model, and an account of what it is for such a model to be realized by a collection of events.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index Translate to english
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 9,360
External links
  •   Try with proxy.
  • Through your library Configure
    References found in this work BETA

    No references found.

    Citations of this work BETA

    No citations found.

    Similar books and articles
    Nicos A. Scordis (2011). The Morality of Risk Modeling. Journal of Business Ethics 103 (S1):7-16.
    Dennis J. Moberg (2000). Role Models and Moral Exemplars. Business Ethics Quarterly 10 (3):675-696.
    Raphael Scholl & Tim Räz (2013). Modeling Causal Structures. European Journal for Philosophy of Science 3 (1):115-132.
    Analytics

    Monthly downloads

    Added to index

    2010-12-22

    Total downloads

    17 ( #82,033 of 1,088,905 )

    Recent downloads (6 months)

    1 ( #69,661 of 1,088,905 )

    How can I increase my downloads?

    My notes
    Sign in to use this feature


    Discussion
    Start a new thread
    Order:
    There  are no threads in this forum
    Nothing in this forum yet.