Jan Kubovy, Dagmar Auer, Josef Küng,
"Behavior-based Decomposition of BPMN 2.0 Control Flow"
: 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Seite(n) 263-271, 2014
Behavior-based Decomposition of BPMN 2.0 Control Flow
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16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
The Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) is a well-established industry standard in the area of Business Process Management (BPM). However, still with the current version 2.0 of BPMN, problems and contradictions with the underlying semantics of the meta-model can be identified. This paper shows an alternative approach for modeling the BPMN meta-model, using behavior-based decomposition. The focus in this paper is on control flow. We use Abstract State Machines (ASM) to describe the decomposition of the merging and splitting behavior of the different BPMN flow node types, such as parallel, exclusive, inclusive and complex, as defined in the BPMN 2.0 standard, resulting in behavior patterns. Furthermore an example for the composition of different gateway types is given using these behavior patterns.