Extending BPMN 2.0 to Enable Links between Process Models and ARIS Views Modeled with Linked Data

  • Feng Gao
  • Wassim Derguech
  • Maciej Zaremba
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 97)


Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) is an emerging standard for modeling business processes. In its 2.0 version it defined formal semantics to its elements which allows a process execution engine to understand how processes should be integrated and executed. However, BPMN2.0 elements use shallow String datatypes for their identification (e.g., process participants, process resources) which does not explicitly identify entities that a given element pertains to. In this paper, we propose to extend BPMN 2.0 in order to allow for linking its elements to external entities following the Linked Data principle. Our proposal leverage the extension mechanism provided by BPMN 2.0 which does not result in the alteration of the language specification. Our extensions consider the ARIS views to support better integration and collaboration from different perspectives of the enterprise systems.


BPMN 2.0 ARIS Linked Data RDF 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Feng Gao
    • 1
  • Wassim Derguech
    • 1
  • Maciej Zaremba
    • 1
  1. 1.Digital Enterprise Research InstituteNational University of IrelandGalwayIreland

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