13:30 - 14:45 Introduction (Slides) and Presentations
14:45 - 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 - 16:30 Discussions (Results)

Presentations and Participants Proposals

  • Experiences on the Quality and Availability of Test Models for Model Differencing Tools (Paper, Slides)
    Pit Pietsch, Dennis Reuling, Udo Kelter, Jens Folmer, and Birgit Vogel-Heuser
    Abstract: In the last years Model Driven Engineering (MDE) became a central development paradigm in many application domains. Thus, many tools and methods were introduced to the community which subsequently have to be tested and evaluated. Unfortunately test models are not or only scarcely available for many of these domains. Even for domains where models are available, they often cannot be used for evaluation purposes; Either because they are represented in proprietary formats which cannot be processed by the tools or because they are of poor quality. In this position paper we discuss our experience from two different research projects. We’ll share our experiences on the the availability and inadequacy of test models, as well as the experience we gained during the attempt to establish a benchmark set for differencing algorithms.
  • The Need for Process Model Corpora (Paper, Slides)
    Tom Thaler, Jürgen Walter, Peyman Ardalani, Peter Fettke, and Peter Loos
    Abstract: In spite of the current research activities developing methods and techniques for business process model analysis, a standardized and digital available process model corpus for evaluating these methods and techniques is still missing. Particularly with regard to a consistent appreciation of information systems such a corpus is of high importance, as it improves the development of standardized evaluations. The benefit of such corpora can also be observed in other fields of research like computational linguistics, biology, chemistry or medicine. Against that background the position paper at hand motivates the need for model corpora in general and process model corpora in particular. A short introduction on what the authors already did in terms of developing and establishing a model corpus enriches the paper. The current prototypical corpus version contains reference models, models from practice and models from controlled environments and comprises 16 model collections with 2290 process models.
  • Towards an Open Process Model Repository for Evaluations in Business Process Management Research (Paper, Slides)
    Agnes Koschmider, Andreas Oberweis, Andreas Schoknecht, and Meike Ullrich
    Abstrac: Research in the area of the Business Process Management (BPM) has a strong focus on (business) process models. An open and freely accessible process model repository including a rich variety of exemplary process models would support a solid and rigorous empirical validation of both technical and non-technical solutions which involve process models. An accepted set of exemplary models would provide for standardized, repeatable and comparable experiments. The paper presents exemplary problems which could be mitigated by an open process model repository and discusses several challenges regarding the realization.
  • BPM Academic Initiative: Fostering Academic Research in Business Process Management (Paper, Slides)
    Mathias Weske
    Abstract: This talk introduces the Business Process Management Academic Initiative, which is run by academics in the BPM field and which aims at stimulating education and research in this domain. To achieve its goals, the initiative provides several instruments: (i) A web-based modeling tool, which can be used free of charge by students and academic researchers. (ii) A rich set of teaching material in the BPM domain and (iii) a large set of process models to be used in empirical research. The talk discusses these aspects and also sketches the challenges and limitations of the initiative.