Visualization of the Evolution of Layout Metrics for Business Process Models

Cornelia Haisjackl, Andrea Burattin, Pnina Soffer, Barbara Weber

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Considerable progress regarding impact factors of process model understandability has been achieved. For example, it has been shown that layout features of process models have an effect on model understandability. Even so, it appears that our knowledge about the modeler’s behavior regarding the layout of a model is very limited. In particular, research focuses on the end product or the outcome of the process modeling act rather than the act itself. This paper extends existing research by opening this black box and introducing an enhanced technique enabling the visual analysis of the modeler’s behavior towards layout. We demonstrate examples showing that our approach provides valuable insights to better understand and support the creation of process models. Additionally, we sketch challenges impeding this support for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Process Management Workshops
EditorsMarlon Dumas, Marcelo Fantinato
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-58457-7
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event14th Conference in the Field of Business Process Management - Othon Palace Rio Hotel , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 18 Sep 201622 Sep 2016
Conference number: 14


Conference14th Conference in the Field of Business Process Management
LocationOthon Palace Rio Hotel
CityRio de Janeiro
SeriesLecture Notes in Business Information Processing


  • Process of Process Modeling
  • Human–Centered Support
  • Process Model Quality
  • Understandability
  • Layout Properties
  • Visualization


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