Workflow patterns put into context

van der Aalst, Wil M.P. & ter Hofstede, Arthur H.M. (2012) Workflow patterns put into context. Software and Systems Modeling, 11(3), pp. 319-323.

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In his paper “Approaches to Modeling Business Processes. A Critical Analysis of BPMN, Workflow Patterns and YAWL”, Egon Börger criticizes the work of the Workflow Patterns Initiative in a rather provocative manner. Although the workflow patterns and YAWL are well established and frequently used, Börger seems to misunderstand the goals and contributions of the Workflow Patterns Initiative. Therefore, we put the workflow patterns and YAWL in their historic context. Moreover, we address some of the criticism of Börger by pointing out the real purpose of the workflow patterns and their relationship to formal languages (Petri nets) and real-life WFM/BPM systems.

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ID Code: 52749
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Workflow patterns, YAWL, Petri nets, Business process management
DOI: 10.1007/s10270-012-0233-4
ISSN: 1619-1366
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
Deposited On: 26 Jul 2012 06:27
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 22:35

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