Indulska, Marta, Recker, Jan C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2072-5792, Green, Peter and Rosemann, Michael (2007). Are We There Yet? Seamless Mapping of BPMN to BPEL4WS. In: Reaching new heights : 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007; August 10 - 12, 2007, Keystone, Colorado, USA, pp. 3076-3086. Red Hook, NY: Curran. ISBN 9781604233810

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Current process management practice strives for better support for mappings between process models in the design and execution phases of process implementation projects. In this context, BPMN was developed as a graphical representation for the process execution language BPEL4WS, with the intention that BPMN can be automatically mapped to executable BPEL4WS specifications. However, there is doubt over whether this translation is actually possible. We use the Bunge-Wand-Weber representation model to analyze the representational capabilities of BPMN and BPEL4WS, and, on this basis, argue that the translation between BPMN and BPEL4WS is prone to difficulties due to inconsistent representational capabilities. Our analysis uncovers representational inconsistencies between the specifications, and thus identifies parts of BPMN that are not readily translatable to BPEL4WS. Our work serves as a theoretical cornerstone on which the development of better mapping support for BPMN and BPEL4WS in particular, and any combination of process modeling techniques in general, can be based.

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Recker, Jan
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URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-89448
Title of Book: Reaching new heights : 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007; August 10 - 12, 2007, Keystone, Colorado, USA
Page Range: pp. 3076-3086
Date: 2007
Publisher: Curran
Place of Publication: Red Hook, NY
ISBN: 9781604233810
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Weitere Institute, Arbeits- und Forschungsgruppen > Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS)
Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences > Business Administration > Information Systems > Chair for Information Systems and Systems Development
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
Management and auxiliary services
Refereed: Yes


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