A meta-meta-model for seven business process modelling languages

F. Heidari, P. Loucopoulos, F.M.T. Brazier, J. Barjis

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Many different business process modelling languages (BPMLs) have been designed in recent years. In cross-organizational business processes and heterogeneous organizations where multiple BPMLs are deployed there is a need for a unified view to ease communication and foster understandability. This paper proposes a language independent abstraction of seven mainstream BPMLs' concepts, in a unified meta-meta model based on an analysis of these modelling languages. Generic concepts are identified and a unified metamodel is developed. An ontological analysis of the representational capability of this metamodel is examined in relation to the Bunge-Wand-Weber ontology and applicability of the approach is demonstrated via an Example.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE Conference on Business Informatics (CBI 2013), 15-18 July 2013, Vienna, Austria
Place of PublicationVienna, Austria
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-0858-5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event15th IEEE Conference on Business Informatics, CBI 2013 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 15 Jul 201318 Jul 2013
Conference number: 15

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Conference15th IEEE Conference on Business Informatics, CBI 2013
Abbreviated titleCBI 2013


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