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Study Data from University of Sfax Provide New Insights into Software and Systems Research (Literature review of reuse in business process modeling)

August 7, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- Investigators publish new report on Software and Systems Research. According to news originating from Sfax, Tunisia, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Business process models play an important role in the analysis and improvement of the performance of an enterprise. Evidently, the quality of a business process model has a direct effect on the business performance."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Sfax, "This evidence has motivated both the academic and industrial communities to look for suitable methods for creating good quality business process models. In particular, there is a wide agreement that reuse can accelerate the design process and produce high quality solutions by adopting best practices and agreed-up-on solutions. However, faced with various types of reusable artifacts, business process designers need a set of criteria to determine which type would suit best their needs and design context. To assist designers in their choice, we first present a set of criteria influencing the design phase in terms of effort required and the quality of the resulting model."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Secondly, we use this set of criteria to present a state of the art on the most significant reusable design artifacts."

For more information on this research see: Literature review of reuse in business process modeling. Software and Systems Modeling, 2014;13(3):975-989. Software and Systems Modeling can be contacted at: Springer Heidelberg, Tiergartenstrasse 17, D-69121 Heidelberg, Germany. (Springer -; Software and Systems Modeling -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from N.Z. Haddar, Univ Sfax, Fac Econ Sci & Management, Mir Cl Lab, Sfax, Tunisia. Additional authors for this research include L. Makni and H. Ben Abdallah.

Keywords for this news article include: Sfax, Africa, Tunisia, Software and Systems Research

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