Executable Business Processes realized in WS-BPEL and BPMN2 are used more and more for automating digitalized core processes in organizations. Due to their critical nature for the organization, these processes need to be developed with high quality standards. Existing literature concentrates on testing such processes, but do not offer integration into the development lifecycle and validation with other stakeholders. Our approach is based on Test Models that allow both the easier definition of automated test cases as well as discussion with non-technical stakeholders and, thus, can be used for business process validation and process modeling support. We define a meta-model for the BPMN-based Test Models that has been validated in a case study in an industrial project.


BPMN Model-driven testing Business process Service composition Process validation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.FG Software EngineeringLeibniz Universität HannoverHannoverGermany
  2. 2.innoQ Schweiz GmbHChamSwitzerland
  3. 3.innoQ Deutschland GmbHMonheim am RheinGermany

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