Yet Another Event-driven Process Chain - Modelling Workflow Patterns with yEPCs

Mendling, Jan and Neumann, Gustaf (2005) Yet Another Event-driven Process Chain - Modelling Workflow Patterns with yEPCs. Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures, 1 (1). pp. 3-13. ISSN 1866-3621

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The 20 workflow patterns proposed by van der Aalst et al. provide a comprehensive benchmark for comparing process modelling languages. In this article, we discuss workflow pattern support of Event-Driven Process Chains (EPCs). Building on this analysis, we propose three extensions to EPCs in order to provide for workflow pattern support. These are the introduction of the so-called empty connector; inclusion of multiple instantiation concepts; and a cancellation construct. As both the latter are inspired by YAWL, we refer to this new class of EPCs as Yet Another Event-driven Process Chain (yEPC). Furthermore, we sketch how a transformation to YAWL can be used to specify the semantics of yEPCs.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Departments > Informationsverarbeitung u Prozessmanag. > Informationswirtschaft > Wirtschaftsinformatik und Neue Medien
Version of the Document: Published
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Depositing User: Mohammad Al Hessan
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2018 11:30
Last Modified: 04 May 2018 08:14
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