BPEL to BPMN: The Myth of a Straight-Forward Mapping

  • Matthias Weidlich
  • Gero Decker
  • Alexander Großkopf
  • Mathias Weske
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5331)


An alignment of the Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) and the Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN) promises seamless integration of process documentation and executable process definitions. Thus, a lot of research has been conducted on a mapping from BPMN to BPEL. The other perspective of this alignment, i.e. a BPEL-to-BPMN mapping, was largely neglected. This paper presents a condensed discussion of such a mapping and its pitfalls. We illustrate why such a mapping is not as straight-forward as commonly assumed and discuss the gaps to be bridged towards a better alignment of both languages.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias Weidlich
    • 1
  • Gero Decker
    • 1
  • Alexander Großkopf
    • 1
  • Mathias Weske
    • 1
  1. 1.Hasso Plattner InstitutePotsdamGermany

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