Software & Systems Modeling

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 1195–1208 | Cite as

Semi-automatic derivation of RESTful choreographies from business process choreographies

  • Adriatik NikajEmail author
  • Mathias Weske
  • Jan Mendling
Special Section Paper


Enterprises reach out for collaborations with other organizations in order to offer complex products and services to the market. Such collaboration and coordination between different organizations, for a good share, is facilitated by information technology. The BPMN process choreography is a modeling language for specifying the exchange of information and services between different organizations at the business level. Recently, there is a surging use of the REST architectural style for the provisioning of services on the web, but few systematic engineering approach to design their collaboration. In this paper, we address this gap in a comprehensive way by defining a semi-automatic method for the derivation of RESTful choreographies from process choreographies. The method is based on natural language analysis techniques to derive interactions from the textual information in process choreographies. The proposed method is evaluated in terms of effectiveness resulting in the intervention of a web engineer in only about 10% of all generated RESTful interactions.


Business process choreographies RESTful choreographies Natural language analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hasso Plattner Institute, University of PotsdamPotsdamGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Information BusinessWU ViennaViennaAustria

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