A Template for Sharing Empirical Business Process Metrics

TitleA Template for Sharing Empirical Business Process Metrics
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsDaniel Lübke, Ana Ivanchikj, and Cesare Pautasso
Conference NameBPM Forum
Pages36-52
MonthSeptember
PublisherSpringer
Conference LocationBarcelona, Spain
KeywordsBPM, empirical business process management
Abstract

Empirical Research is becoming increasingly important for understanding the practical uses and problems with business processes technology in the field. However, no standardization on how to report observations and findings exists. This sometimes leads to research outcomes which report partial or incomplete data and make published results of replicated studies on different data sets hard to compare. In order to help the research community improve reporting on business process models and collections and their characteristics, this paper defines a modular template with the aim of reports' standardization, which could also facilitate the creation of shared business process repositories to foster further empirical research in the future. The template has been positively evaluated by representatives from both BPM research and industry. The survey feedback has been incorporated in the template. We have applied the template to describe a real-world executable WS-BPEL process collection, measured from a static and dynamic perspective.

Citation Keybpm:2017:forum
Refereed DesignationRefereed