Towards the Interchange of Configurable EPCs: An XML-based Approach for Reference Model Configuration

Mendling, Jan, Recker, Jan C., Rosemann, Michael, & van der Aalst, Wil M. (2005) Towards the Interchange of Configurable EPCs: An XML-based Approach for Reference Model Configuration. In Desel, Jorg & Frank, Ulrich (Eds.) Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures, Proceedings of the Workshop in Klagenfurt, October 24-25, 2005, Klagenfurt, Austria.


Recent research has led to proposals for the model-driven configuration of Enterprise Systems (ES) by the help of configurable reference models. While the proposed Configurable EPCs (C-EPCs) provide adequate conceptual support towards reference model configuration, the issue of translating the configured models towards executable process specifications has not been approached yet. A first step in this direction is the definition of a machine-readable format for C-EPCs that can be used as an interchange format and as an input format for transformations. This paper proposes a C-EPC representation in XML based on the EPC Markup Language (EPML) format. We take the formal C-EPC syntax definition as a starting point to define the requirements for a respective extension to EPML and introduce a C-EPC representation in EPML. Furthermore, we introduce the C-EPC Validator, a program that generates validity reports for C-EPCs represented in EPML. The C-EPC Validator can be used to validate both configurable and configured C-EPCs. Finally, we highlight future application areas of the C-EPC schema.

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ID Code: 2298
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Reference Modeling, Enterprise Systems, XML
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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 19 Jul 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:12

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