RT Journal Article
JF Software Product Line Conference, International
TI A Product Line for Business Process Management
A1 Marcelo Fantinato,
A1 Itana Maria de S. Gimenes,
A1 Maria Beatriz F. de Toledo,
AB Business processes are important assets to demonstrate an organization competitiveness degree. Business Process Management (BPM) includes activities that enable the modeling, execution and analysis of business processes. Recently, the association of BPM, the service oriented computing and the Internet technology have broadened the scope of BPM from intra-organizational interchange of services to inter-organizational cooperation. This requires better support to the BPM framework including means to facilitate electronic contract establishment. BPM is one of the potential domains to which Product Line (PL) concepts and techniques can be applied. This paper presents an approach to support e-contract negotiation based on feature modeling. The approach is one of the steps of a broader research scope which aims at designing a framework to enable reuse throughout BPM activities. An example of the application of the proposed approach within the context of a Telecomm company is shown and results are discussed.
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]