Towards a Software Prototype Supporting Automatic Recognition of Sketched Business Process Models

Manuel Zapp, Peter Fettke, Peter Loos

In: Jan Marco Leimeister, Walter Brenner (editor). Proceedings der 13. Internationalen Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik. Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI-17) Towards Thought Leadership in Digital Transformation February 12-15 St. Gallen Switzerland AIS 2017.


The paper at hand presents a prototype that implements an approach to recognize the structure of business process models sketched on paper and whiteboards to create digital versions of those models. We explain the different steps from common photos of business process models sketched on paper or whiteboards to their digital version. We modified existing approaches from sketch recognition to fulfill the needs of sketched business process model recognition. Therefore, a dataset was generated that in turn is used to train different classifiers for different shapes within business process models.

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