Do Process Modelling Techniques Get Better? A Comparative Ontological Analysis of BPMN

Recker, Jan C., Indulska, Marta, Rosemann, Michael, & Green, Peter (2005) Do Process Modelling Techniques Get Better? A Comparative Ontological Analysis of BPMN. In Campbell, Bruce, Underwood, Jim, & Bunker, Deborah (Eds.) 16th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, November 30 – December 2, 2005, Sydney, Australia.


Current initiatives in the field of Business Process Management (BPM) strive for the development of a BPM standard notation by pushing the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN). However, such a proposed standard notation needs to be carefully examined. Ontological analysis is an established theoretical approach to evaluating modelling techniques. This paper reports on the outcomes of an ontological analysis of BPMN and explores identified issues by reporting on interviews conducted with BPMN users in Australia. Complementing this analysis we consolidate our findings with previous ontological analyses of process modelling notations to deliver a comprehensive assessment of BPMN.

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ID Code: 2879
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Business Process Management, BWW ontology, Business Process Modelling, BPMN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Conceptual Modelling (080603)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 13 Dec 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:38

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