Optimizing resource utilization by combining running business process instances

Authors Christine Natschläger
Andreas Bögl
Verena Geist
Editors
Title Optimizing resource utilization by combining running business process instances
Booktitle Service-Oriented Computing - ICSOC 2014 Workshops
Type in proceedings
Publisher Springer
Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume 8954
ISBN 978-3-319-22884-6
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-22885-3_11
Month September
Year 2015
Pages 120-126
SCCH ID# 1460
Abstract

Efficient business processes are a critical success factor for organizations in a competitive market environment. One of the key potentials to increase efficiency of business processes is the optimization of resource utilization. The contribution of this paper is a novel approach for combining activities across running process instances to optimize resource utilization; i.e., resources are shared across different process instances. The main benefits of the suggested approach are the identification, disclosure, and application of optimization potentials.