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Translating Standard Process Models to BPEL

By Chun Ouyang, Marlon Dumas, Stephan W. Breutel and Arthur H.M. ter Hofstede

Abstract

Standardisation of languages in the field of business process management has long been an elusive goal. Recently though, consensus has built around one process implementation language, namely BPEL, and two fundamentally similar process modelling notations, namely UML Activity Diagram (UML AD) and BPMN. This paper presents a technique for generating BPEL code from process models expressed in a core subset of BPMN and UML AD. This model-to-code translation is a necessary ingredient to the emergence of model-driven business process development environments based on these standards. The proposed translation has been implemented as an open source tool

Topics: process modeling, BPMN, UML Activity Diagram, BPEL
Publisher: Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
Year: 2005
DOI identifier: 10.1007/11767138_28
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:2976

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