Feasibility of EPC to BPEL Model Transformations based on Ontology and Patterns

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Abstract

Model-Driven Engineering holds the promise of transforming business models into code automatically. This requires the concept of model transformation. In this paper, we assess the feasibility of model transformations from Event-driven Process Chain models to Business Process Execution Language specifications. To this purpose, we use a framework based on ontological analysis and workflow patterns in order to predict the possibilities/limitations of such a model transformation. The framework is validated by evaluating the transformation of several models, including a real-life case. The framework indicates several limitations for transformation. Eleven guidelines and an approach to apply them provide methodological support to improve the feasibility of model transformation from EPC to BPEL.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Process Management Workshops
Subtitle of host publicationBPM 2009 International Workshops, Ulm, Germany, September 7, 2009. Revised Papers
EditorsStefanie Rinderle-Ma, Shazia Sadiq, Frank Leymann
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer
Pages1-12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-12186-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-12185-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2010
Event2nd International workshop on Event-Driven Business Process Management, edBPM 2009 - Ulm, Germany
Duration: 7 Sep 20097 Sep 2009
Conference number: 2

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
PublisherSpringer
Volume43
ISSN (Print)1865-1348
ISSN (Electronic)1865-1356

Conference

Conference2nd International workshop on Event-Driven Business Process Management, edBPM 2009
Abbreviated titleedBPM
CountryGermany
CityUlm
Period7/09/097/09/09

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  • METIS-260652
  • IR-75912

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Meertens, L. O., Iacob, M. E., & Eckartz, S. M. (2010). Feasibility of EPC to BPEL Model Transformations based on Ontology and Patterns. In S. Rinderle-Ma, S. Sadiq, & F. Leymann (Eds.), Business Process Management Workshops: BPM 2009 International Workshops, Ulm, Germany, September 7, 2009. Revised Papers (pp. 1-12). (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 43). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-12186-9_33
Meertens, Lucas O. ; Iacob, Maria Eugenia ; Eckartz, Silja M. / Feasibility of EPC to BPEL Model Transformations based on Ontology and Patterns. Business Process Management Workshops: BPM 2009 International Workshops, Ulm, Germany, September 7, 2009. Revised Papers. editor / Stefanie Rinderle-Ma ; Shazia Sadiq ; Frank Leymann. Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer, 2010. pp. 1-12 (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing).
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Meertens, LO, Iacob, ME & Eckartz, SM 2010, Feasibility of EPC to BPEL Model Transformations based on Ontology and Patterns. in S Rinderle-Ma, S Sadiq & F Leymann (eds), Business Process Management Workshops: BPM 2009 International Workshops, Ulm, Germany, September 7, 2009. Revised Papers. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol. 43, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 1-12, 2nd International workshop on Event-Driven Business Process Management, edBPM 2009, Ulm, Germany, 7/09/09. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-12186-9_33

Feasibility of EPC to BPEL Model Transformations based on Ontology and Patterns. / Meertens, Lucas O.; Iacob, Maria Eugenia; Eckartz, Silja M.

Business Process Management Workshops: BPM 2009 International Workshops, Ulm, Germany, September 7, 2009. Revised Papers. ed. / Stefanie Rinderle-Ma; Shazia Sadiq; Frank Leymann. Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer, 2010. p. 1-12 (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 43).

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Meertens LO, Iacob ME, Eckartz SM. Feasibility of EPC to BPEL Model Transformations based on Ontology and Patterns. In Rinderle-Ma S, Sadiq S, Leymann F, editors, Business Process Management Workshops: BPM 2009 International Workshops, Ulm, Germany, September 7, 2009. Revised Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. 2010. p. 1-12. (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-12186-9_33