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On the Suitability of BPMN for Business Process Modelling

Wohed, Petia , van der Aalst, Wil M.P., Dumas, Marlon, ter Hofstede, Arthur H.M., & Russell, Nick (2006) On the Suitability of BPMN for Business Process Modelling. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4102/2006, pp. 161-176.

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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.

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ID Code: 5123
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Business Process Modeling Notation, Workflow Patterns
DOI: 10.1007/11841760_12
ISBN: 9783540389019
ISSN: 1611-3349
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Springer
Copyright Statement: This is the author-version of the work. Conference proceedings published, by Springer Verlag, will be available via SpringerLink. http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/ Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Deposited On: 29 Sep 2006
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:20

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