Date of Award

Summer 1998

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Computer Science - (M.S.)

Department

Computer and Information Science

First Advisor

Murat Tanik

Second Advisor

Franz J. Kurfess

Third Advisor

Ali Hikmet Dogru

Abstract

Process modeling is a relatively complex task that needs to be addressed from a different point of view. The classical approach would be to design the model, to send it for evaluation, then to return feedback to the developing team, and to reevaluate the model with the feedback received from the parties involved.

However, it is our understanding that the steps taken during the process modeling could benefit from the advantages that the Internet offers. To demonstrate the usefulness of Internet in process modeling, I have taken an existing tool, ProSLCSE, and implemented it with Java so that it can run on a web-enabled environment. This Web-enabled version of ProSLCSE, also called ProWEB, will not only facilitate the implementation, controlling or standardization of the models, but also accelerate the task of modeling in an efficient and effective way. The developing team of the models would benefit from the tool in a real-time environment. Other parties, like the monitoring agencies, or controlling bodies would add their modification to the application in a sequential form.

The implementation of this Web-enabled process modeling will bring a new level of abstraction to the modeling and will minimize the difficulties due to geographical differences for 'time-depending' projects.

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