Business process modelling (BPM) notations describe processes using a graphical representation of process-relevant entities and their interplay. Despite the wide literature on the comparison between different modelling languages, the BPM community still lacks an ontological characterisation of process constructs. Purpose of this paper is to start filling this gap by providing a first ontological analysis of the main business process entities. The analysis and the resulting characterisation aim at illustrating the different perspectives that BPM languages implicitly take on business processes, as well as guiding the modellers in making an appropriate choice when selecting among different notations.

Business Process Languages: An Ontology-Based Perspective

Greta Adamo;Stefano Borgo;Chiara Di Francescomarino;Chiara Ghidini;Nicola Guarino;Emilio M. Sanfilippo
2017

Abstract

Business process modelling (BPM) notations describe processes using a graphical representation of process-relevant entities and their interplay. Despite the wide literature on the comparison between different modelling languages, the BPM community still lacks an ontological characterisation of process constructs. Purpose of this paper is to start filling this gap by providing a first ontological analysis of the main business process entities. The analysis and the resulting characterisation aim at illustrating the different perspectives that BPM languages implicitly take on business processes, as well as guiding the modellers in making an appropriate choice when selecting among different notations.
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