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Authors: Kathrin Figl and Mark Strembeck

Affiliation: WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

ISBN: 978-989-758-036-9

Keyword(s): Model Layout, Reading Direction, Flow Direction, Business Process Models.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Artificial Intelligence ; Business Process Management ; e-Business ; Enterprise Engineering ; Enterprise Information Systems ; Knowledge Management and Information Sharing ; Knowledge-Based Systems ; Requirements Elicitation and Specification ; Software Engineering ; Software Engineering Methods and Techniques ; Symbolic Systems

Abstract: In today’s modeling practice we can observe a convention to model business processes from left-to-right or from top-to-bottom. Even though the choice of flow direction changes the visual appearance of a process model significantly, this convention is barely discussed by standard documents and modeling guidelines. In addition, most recommendations related to the flow direction are neither based on scientific claims nor on empirical evidence regarding their effectiveness in terms of readability. In this position paper, we discuss the importance of process model flow direction from a scientific viewpoint. In particular, we give a comprehensive overview of theoretical perspectives which offer explanations why a left-to-right flow direction for process models should be superior to other directions.

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Paper citation in several formats:
Figl, K. and Strembeck, M. (2014). On the Importance of Flow Direction in Business Process Models.In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-036-9, pages 132-136. DOI: 10.5220/0005090401320136

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JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2014)
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DO - 10.5220/0005090401320136

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