Concepts and Modeling Languages

  • Frank Schönthaler
  • Gottfried Vossen
  • Andreas Oberweis
  • Thomas Karle


In this chapter, the concepts and modeling languages are introduced which are required for modeling, particularly of processes, objects, and organization structures in the remainder of this book. Initially, there is a brief explanation of the necessity and the motivation behind modeling. As a concrete modeling language for processes, Petri nets are introduced. The representation is rounded off by complementing pure process modeling with object modeling as well as with organization modeling.


Business Process Unify Modeling Language Organization Unit Business Process Modeling Business Object 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Schönthaler
    • 1
  • Gottfried Vossen
    • 2
  • Andreas Oberweis
    • 3
  • Thomas Karle
    • 4
  1. 1.PROMATIS software GmbHEttlingenGermany
  2. 2.Information SystemsUniversity of MünsterMünsterGermany
  3. 3.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Institut AIFBKarlsruheGermany
  4. 4.Business Applications DivisionPROMATIS software GmbHEttlingenGermany

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