BPMN 2.0 Serialization - Standard Compliance Issues and Evaluation of Modeling Tools

Faculty/Professorship: Distributed Systems  
Author(s): Geiger, Matthias ; Wirtz, Guido  
Editors: Jung, Reinhard; Reichert, Manfred
Title of the compilation: Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures (EMISA 2013) : Fifth International Workshop on Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures, September 5 - 6, 2013 St.Gallen, Switzerland
Corporate Body: Gesellschaft für Informatik
Publisher Information: Bonn : Köllen
Year of publication: 2013
Pages: 177-190 ; Diagramme
ISBN: 978-3-88579-616-9
Series ; Volume: Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) / GI-Edition : Proceedings ; 222
Language(s): English
URL: http://emisa2013.iwi.unisg.ch/index.php?eID=tx_...
Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) 2.0 process models are used more and more, both in practice as in academia. Although academic research mainly
focuses on sophisticated semantic checks and extensions there still exist problems in the basic usage of BPMN. This paper investigates issues in BPMN model serializations which arise as a result of the complexity and inconsistency of the standard document. We present a set of serialization constraints as a starting point for sophisticated compliance checks on serialized BPMN models. Furthermore, these constraints are used to perform an evaluation of current modeling tools. This evaluation reveals that the creation of standard compliant models is still a non-trivial endeavor.
Type: Conferenceobject
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/2500
Year of publication: 20. November 2013