Transformation from eEPC to S-BPM: A Case Study

  • Başak Çakar
  • Onur Demirörs
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 170)

Abstract

Business process models are vital assets of any organization. The organizations prefer to use one of the modeling methods and notations according to its features like tool support, size of user base, ease of use. On the other hand, prevalent methods (formalisms) to model these processes change over time. Furthermore, some modeling tools and/or methods might be pulled out of the market completely. In order to handle these kinds of changes easily, migration methods has to be defined. In this work, model transformation is proposed as a method to migrate from eEPC to S-BPM. Direct mapping rules are defined to transform models and the application of these rules is demonstrated by on a real world case study.

Keywords

Process Modeling eEPC S-BPM Model Transformation 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Aguilar-Savén, R.S.: Business Process Modeling: Review and Framework. International Journal of Production Economics (90), 129–149 (2004)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Scheer, A.W: ARIS- Modeling Methods, Meta-models, Applications. Springer, Berlin (1998) (in German) Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Scheer, A.W.: ARIS - Business Process Modeling, 3rd edn. Springer (1999)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Fleischmann, A., Schmidt, W., Stary, C., Obermeier, S., Börger, E.: Subject-Oriented Business Process Management (2012)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Fleischmann, A.: What is S-BPM? In: Buchwald, H., Fleischmann, A., Seese, D., Stary, C. (eds.) S-BPM ONE 2009. CCIS, vol. 85, pp. 85–106. Springer, Heidelberg (2010)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Singer, R., Zinser, E.: Business Process Management — S-BPM A New Paradigm for Competitive Advantage? In: Buchwald, H., Fleischmann, A., Seese, D., Stary, C. (eds.) S-BPM ONE 2009. CCIS, vol. 85, pp. 48–70. Springer, Heidelberg (2010)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Sendall, S., Kozaczynski, W.: Model Transformation the Heart and Soul of Model-Driven Software Development. IEEE Software 20(5), 42–45 (2003)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Böhme, C.: bflow* Toolbox-an Open-Source Modeling Tool (2011)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    van der Aalst, W.M.P.: Formalization and Verification of Event-driven Process Chains. Information and Software Technology 41(10), 639–650 (1999)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    van Hee, K.M., Oanea, O., Sidorova, N.: Colored Petri Nets to Verify Extended Event-Driven Process Chains. In: Meersman, R., Tari, Z. (eds.) OTM 2005. LNCS, vol. 3760, pp. 183–201. Springer, Heidelberg (2005)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Nüttgens, M., Feld, T., Zimmermann, V.: Business Process Modeling with EPC and UML: Transformation or Integration? In: Schader, M., Korthaus, A. (eds.) The Unified Modeling Language—Technical Aspects and Applications. Physica-Verlag, Heidelberg (1998)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Tscheschner, W.: Transformation from EPC to BPMN. Oryx Research. Potsdam, Germany (2010)Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Handy, B., Dirndorfer, M., Schneeberger, J., Fischer, H.: Methods of Process Modeling in the Context of Civil Services by the Example of German Notaries. In: Schmidt, W. (ed.) S-BPM ONE 2011. CCIS, vol. 213, pp. 281–295. Springer, Heidelberg (2011)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Sneed, S.: Mapping Possibilities of S-BPM and BPMN 2.0. In: Oppl, S., Fleischmann, A. (eds.) S-BPM ONE 2012. CCIS, vol. 284, pp. 91–105. Springer, Heidelberg (2012)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Coşkunçay, A., Aysolmaz, B., Demirörs, O., Bilen, Ö., Doğan, İ.: An Approach for Concurrent Business Process Modeling and Requirements Analysis. In: Symposium on Software Quality and Software Development Tools, İstanbul, Turkey (2010)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Başak Çakar
    • 1
  • Onur Demirörs
    • 2
  1. 1.SST-MD-YMMASELSAN Inc.YenimahalleTurkey
  2. 2.Informatics InstituteMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

Personalised recommendations