Realising dead path elimination in BPMN

Weidlich, Matthias, Grosskopf, Alexander, & Barros, Alistair P. (2009) Realising dead path elimination in BPMN. IEEE Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing, 2009. CEC '09, 2009, pp. 345-352.

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The Web Service Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) lacks any standard graphical notation. Various efforts have been undertaken to visualize BPEL using the Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN). Although this is straightforward for the majority of concepts, it is tricky for the full BPEL standard, partly due to the insufficiently specified BPMN execution semantics. The upcoming BPMN 2.0 revision will provide this clear semantics. In this paper, we show how the dead path elimination (DPE) capabilities of BPEL can be expressed with this new semantics and discuss the limitations. We provide a generic formal definition of DPE and discuss resulting control flow requirements independent of specific process description languages.

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ID Code: 49080
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: BPEL, BPMN, Dead path elimination, Model transformation, Process model alignment, Round-tripping
DOI: 10.1109/CEC.2009.32
ISBN: 9780769537559
ISSN: 1530-1354
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 IEEE
Copyright Statement: This work has been submitted to the IEEE for possible publication. Copyright may be transferred without notice, after which this version may no longer be accessible
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2012 22:37
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2012 22:38

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