On the suitability of BPMN for business process modelling

P. Wohed, W.M.P. Aalst, van der, M. Dumas, A.H.M. Hofstede, ter, N.C. Russell

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Abstract

In this paper we examine the suitability of the Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN) for business process modelling, using the Workflow Patterns as an evaluation framework. The Workflow Patterns are a collection of patterns developed for assessing control-flow, data and resource capabilities in the area of Process Aware Information Systems (PAISs). In doing so, we provide a comprehensive evaluation of the capabilities of BPMN, and its strengths and weaknesses when utilised for business process modelling. The analysis provided for BPMN is part of a larger effort aiming at an unbiased and vendor-independent survey of the suitability and the expressive power of some mainstream process modelling languages. It is a sequel to previous work in which languages including BPEL and UML Activity Diagrams were evaluated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Process Management (Proceedings 4th International Conference, BPM 2006, Vienna, Austria, September 5-7, 2006)
EditorsS. Dustdar, J.L. Fiadeiro, A. Sheth
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages161-176
ISBN (Print)3-540-38901-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event4th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2006), September 5-7, 2006, Vienna, Austria - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 5 Sep 20067 Sep 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume4102
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2006), September 5-7, 2006, Vienna, Austria
Abbreviated titleBPM 2006
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period5/09/067/09/06
OtherInternational Conference on Business Process Management ; 4 (Vienna) : 2006.09.05-07

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