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From Business Process Models to Process-oriented Software Systems: The BPMN to BPEL Way

Ouyang, Chun, van der Aalst, Wil M.P., Dumas, Marlon, & ter Hofstede, Arthur H.M. (2006) From Business Process Models to Process-oriented Software Systems: The BPMN to BPEL Way. .

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Abstract

Emerging methods for enterprise systems analysis rely on the representation of work practices in the form of business process models. A standard for representing such models is the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN). BPMN models are mainly intended for communication and decision-making between domain analysts, but often they are also given as input to software development projects. Meanwhile, development methods for process-oriented systems rely on detailed process definitions that are executed by process engines. These process definitions refine BPMN models by adding data manipulation, application binding and other implementation details. A major standard for process implementation is the Business Process Execution Language for Web Services (BPEL4WS, or BPEL for short). Accordingly, a natural method for end-to-end development of process-oriented systems is to translate BPMN models to BPEL definitions for subsequent refinement. However, instrumenting this method is challenging because BPEL imposes far more syntactic restrictions than BPMN so as to ensure correctness. Existing techniques for translating BPMN to BPEL only work for limited classes of BPMN models. This paper proposes techniques that overcome these limitations. Beyond their direct relevance in the context of BPMN and BPEL, the techniques presented in this paper address issues that arise generally when translating from unstructured to structured flow languages with parallelism.

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ID Code: 5266
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: process model, BPMN, BPEL
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (The authors)
Deposited On: 27 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:34

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