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Context: The increasing adoption of process-aware information systems together with the high variability in business processes has resulted in collections of process families. These families correspond to a business process model and its variants, which can comprise hundreds or thousands of different ways of realizing this process. Managing process variability in this context can be very challenging, labor-intensive, and error-prone, and new approaches for managing process families are necessary. Objective: We aim to facilitate variability management in process families, ensure process family correctness, and reduce the effort needed for such purposes. Method: We have derived a set of change patterns for process families from variability-specific language constructs identified in the literature.
business process modeling; business process variability; process-aware information system; process family; change patterns; aware information-systems; business process models; support