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Fri 16 - Fri 23 October 2020
Thu 22 Oct 2020 11:20 - 11:40 at Room A - A4-Requirements Chair(s): Loli Burgueño

Most existing Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) editing tools are graphical, and as such based on explicit modeling, requiring good knowledge of the notation and its semantics, as well as the ability to analyze and abstract business requirements and capture them by correctly using the notation. As a consequence, their use can be cumbersome for live modeling during interviews and design workshops, where participants should not only provide input but also give feedback on how it has been represented in a model. To overcome this, in this paper we present the design and evaluation of BPMN Sketch Miner, a tool which combines notes taking in constrained natural language with process mining to automatically produce BPMN diagrams in real time as interview participants describe them with stories. In this work we discuss the design decisions regarding the trade-off between using mining vs. modelling in order to: 1) support a larger number of BPMN constructs in the textual language; 2) target both BPMN beginners and business analysts, in addition to the process participants themselves. The evaluation of the new version of the tool in terms of how it balances the expressiveness and learnability of its DSL with the usability of the text-to-visual sketching environment shows encouraging results. Namely while BPMN beginners could model a non-trivial process with the tool in a relatively short time and with good accuracy, business analysts appreciated the usability of the tool and the expressiveness of the language in terms of supported BPMN constructs.

Thu 22 Oct
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11:00 - 12:15: A4-RequirementsTechnical Track at Room A
Chair(s): Loli BurgueñoOpen University of Catalonia & CEA LIST
11:00 - 11:20
Technical Track
Alvaro Veizaga, Mauricio Alferez, Damiano TorreUniversity of Luxembourg, Mehrdad Sabetzadeh, Lionel BriandUniversity of Ottawa, Canada
11:20 - 11:40
Technical Track
Ana IvanchikjSoftware Institute, Faculty of Informatics, USI Lugano, souhaila serboutSoftware Institute @ USI, Cesare PautassoSoftware Institute, Faculty of Informatics, USI Lugano
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11:40 - 12:00
Technical Track
Sanaa AlwidianUniversity of Montreal, Daniel AmyotUniversity of Ottawa
12:00 - 12:15
Technical Track
Enyo Gonçalves, Camilo AlmendraUniversidade Federal do Ceará, Miguel GoulaoNOVA-LINCS, FCT/UNL, João Araújo, Jaelson Castro