Business Process Modelling Foundation

  • Mathias WeskeEmail author


The foundation of business process modeling is introduced in Chapter 3. After providing the basic terminology, this chapter introduces a framework consisting of the modeling dimensions, including functions, behaviour, data, and organization. Process instances are described based on their states and transitions between them. Events that represent state transitions are used to characterize process instances. The chapter completes by introducing an architecture of a process execution environment that uses events to relate the subsystems of the environment with each other.


Business Process Knowledge Worker Business Process Management Business Process Model Process Instance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI)Universität PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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