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Mapping UFO-B to BPMN, BORM, and UML Activity Diagram

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Process modelling is the key part of a problem domain analysis, and there are multiple modelling languages for that purpose. In this paper, we present the mapping of three of such languages – namely BPMN, BORM, and UML Activity Diagram – with Unified Foundational Ontology UFO, more specifically its part describing behavioural aspects called UFO-B. Due to the mapping, we were able to find out interesting similarities and options when working with the selected languages and we also compare them in terms of expressiveness with respect to UFO. The specific properties of each languages became even more highlighted and explained, so this comparison can be used for a decision which language to use in a particular case. Our contribution can be used for future work in models integrations and transformations.


  • Unified foundational ontology
  • BPMN
  • BORM
  • UML Activity Diagram
  • Ontology mapping

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This research was supported by the grant of Czech Technical University in Prague No. SGS17/211/OHK3/3T/18.

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Suchánek, M., Pergl, R. (2019). Mapping UFO-B to BPMN, BORM, and UML Activity Diagram. In: Pergl, R., Babkin, E., Lock, R., Malyzhenkov, P., Merunka, V. (eds) Enterprise and Organizational Modeling and Simulation. EOMAS 2019. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol 366. Springer, Cham.

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