In his book Jan Mendling develops a framework for the detection of formal errors in business process models and the prediction of error probability based on quality attributes of these models (metrics). He presents a precise description of Event-driven Process Chains (EPCs), their control-flow semantics and a suitable correctness criterion called EPC soundness.
The 41 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book. The contributions cover research trends as well as current achievements and cutting edge developments in the area of modern business information systems. They are grouped in sections on business process management, service discovery and composition, ontologies, information retrieval, enterprise resource planning, interoperability, mobility and contexts, wikis and folksonomies, and rules and semantic queries.
The 13 papers published in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from more than 50 submissions, resulting in an acceptance rate of less than 25%. They are organized in topical sections on online advertisements and referential systems, recommender systems and pricing, social media, mobile services, business models, and societal implications.
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