Change Patterns in Use: A Critical Evaluation

Barbara Weber, Jakob Pinggera, Victoria Torres, Manfred Reichert

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Process model quality has been an area of considerable research efforts. In this context, the correctness-by-construction principle of change patterns provides promising perspectives. However, using change patterns for model creation imposes a more structured way of modeling. While the process of process modeling (PPM) based on change primitives has been investigated, little is known about this process based on change patterns. To obtain a better understanding of the PPM when using change patterns, the arising challenges, and the subjective perceptions of process designers, we conduct an exploratory study. The results indicate that process designers face little problems as long as control-flow is simple, but have considerable problems with the usage of change patterns when complex, nested models have to be created. Finally, we outline how effective tool support for change patterns should be realized.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Number of pages16
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event25th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 17 Jun 201318 Jun 2013


Conference25th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering
SeriesLecture Notes in Business Information Processing


  • Process Model Quality
  • Process of Process Modeling
  • Change Patterns
  • Exploratory Study
  • Problem Solving


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