Reflection and reification in process system evolution: experience and opportunity

RM Greenwood, Dharini Balasubramaniam, Graham Njal Cameron Kirby, K Mayes, Ronald Morrison, W Seet, BC Warboys, Evangelos Zirintsis

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Process systems aim to support many people involved in many processes over a long period of time. They provide facilities for storing and manipulating processes in both the representation and enactment domains. This paper argues that process systems should support ongoing transformations between these domains, at any level of granularity. The notion of creating a enactment model instance from a representation is merely one restricted transformation. Especially when process evolution is considered the case for thinking in terms of model instances is weak. This argument is supported by our experience of the ProcessWeb process system facilities for developing and evolving process models. The idea of hyper-code, which supports very general transformations between representation and enactment domains, is described. This offers the prospect of further improvements in this area.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th European Workshop on Software Process Technology
Subtitle of host publicationEWSPT-8, Witten, Germany, 2001
EditorsV Ambriola
ISBN (Print)3-540-42264-1
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Eventth European Workshop on Software Process Technology (EWSPT-8) - Witten, Germany
Duration: 19 Jun 2001 → …

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Electronic)0302-9743


Conferenceth European Workshop on Software Process Technology (EWSPT-8)
Period19/06/01 → …


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