The notion of business process is becoming increasingly important in all business and information/communication technology related disciplines, and therefore gets a lot of attention. Consequently, there is a variety of definitions as well as a variety in preciseness of definition. The research reported in this paper aims at clarifying the different understandings and unifying them in a common conceptual framework. Three fundamental questions concerning business processes are investigated: about the difference between business process and information process, about the distinction between the deep structure and the surface structure of a business process, and about the difference between system and process. These questions are discussed within the framework of the -theory and the DEMO methodology.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationOn the move to meaningful internet systems 2004: CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE
EditorsR Meersman, Z Tari
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages85-100
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)3-540-23663-5
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventOTM Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE 2004, Agia Napa, Cyprus - Berlin
Duration: 25 Oct 200429 Oct 2004

Publication series

Name
PublisherSpringer
NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume3290
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

ConferenceOTM Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE 2004, Agia Napa, Cyprus
Period25/10/0429/10/04

    Research areas

  • ZX CWTS JFIS < 1.00

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