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  1. Factors of Process Model Comprehension - Findings from a Series of Experiments

    Mendling, Jan; Strembeck, Mark; Recker, Jan
    In order to make good decisions about the design of information systems, an essential skill is to understand process models of the business domain the system is intended to support. Yet, little knowledge to date has been established about the factors that affect how model users comprehend the content of process models. In this study, we use theories of semiotics and cognitive load to theorize how model and personal factors influence how model viewers comprehend the syntactical information of process models. We then report on a four-part series of experiments, in which we examined these factors. Our results show that additional semantical...
    (application/pdf) - 18-oct-2016

  2. On the refactoring of activity labels in business process models

    Leopold, Henrik; Smirnov, Sergey; Mendling, Jan
    Large corporations increasingly utilize business process models for documenting and redesigning their operations. The extent of such modeling initiatives with several hundred models and dozens of often hardly trained modelers calls for automated quality assurance. While formal properties of control flow can easily be checked by existing tools, there is a notable gap for checking the quality of the textual content of models, in particular, its activity labels. In this paper, we address the problem of activity label quality in business process models. We designed a technique for the recognition of labeling styles, and the automatic refactoring of labels with quality issues. More specifically,...
    (application/pdf) - 18-oct-2016

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