Detecting Interoperability and Correctness Issues in BPMN 2.0 Process Models

Faculty/Professorship: Distributed Systems  
Author(s): Geiger, Matthias ; Wirtz, Guido  
Corporate Body: Proceedings of the 5th Central-European Workshop on Services and their Composition (ZEUS), Rostock, Germany, February 21-22, 2013
Year of publication: 2013
Pages: 4
Language(s): English
Although BPMN 2.0 is an international standard widely used in practice, interoperability of process models is still an issue. Even between tools and engines claiming to be BPMN compliant the model exchange is often complicated or impossible as the tools produce incorrect model representations or do not support the standardized BPMN serialization format. In this position paper we present reasons for interoperability issues and show why defining a set of constraints derived from the standard is crucial to fix an important subset of those issues. We are currently developing a tool which can check this set of rules automatically.
Keywords: BPMN 2.0, Correctness, Interoperability, XML Serialization, Standard compliance
Type: Conferenceobject
Year of publication: 8. April 2013