Extracting Connection Types in Process Models Discovered by Using From-to Chart Based Approach

Esgin E., Senkul P.

24th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, Syracuse, Italy, 28 June - 01 July 2011, vol.363, pp.59-61 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 363
  • City: Syracuse
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-61


Although contemporary information systems are intensively utilized in enterprises, their actual impact in automating complex business process is still constrained by the difficulties coincided in design phase. In this study, a hybrid data analysis methodology to business process modeling that is based on using from-to chart is further enhanced to discover connection types and include in the process model. From-to chart is basically used as the front-end to figure out the observed transitions among the activities in event logs. The derived raw patterns are converted into activity sequence on from-to chart by using Genetic Algorithms. Finally a process model including AND/OR connection types is constructed on the basis of this activity sequence.