Measuring method complexity : UML versus BPMN
Recker, Jan C., zur Muehlen, Michael, Siau, Keng, Erickson, John, & Indulska, Marta (2009) Measuring method complexity : UML versus BPMN. In 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems, 6-9 August, 2009, San Francisco, California.
Graphical models are used to depict relevant aspects of real-world domains intended to be supported by an information system. Various approaches for modeling exist and approaches such as object-oriented and process-oriented modeling methods are in widespread use. These modeling methods differ in their expressive power as well as in their complexity of use, thereby leading to an important investment decision for organizations seeking to conduct modeling projects. In this paper, we used an established approach for evaluating the complexity of conceptual modeling methods and compared two important industry standards for modeling, Unified Modeling Language and Business Process Modeling Notation, based on their complexity. Our research finds that BPMN has very high levels of complexity when contrasted with UML.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Process modeling, object-oriented modeling, complexity, UML, BPMN|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Conceptual Modelling (080603)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
Past > Schools > School of Information Systems
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Association for Information Systems|
|Deposited On:||28 Apr 2009 11:13|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:09|
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