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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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
Refereed: Yes
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
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Deposited On: 29 Sep 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:20

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