Transformation from business process models to BPEL with overlapped patterns involved
by Man Zhang; Zhenhua Duan; Qingshan Li; Hua Chu
International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking (IJHPCN), Vol. 9, No. 1/2, 2016

Abstract: The derivation of business process execution language (BPEL) for web services from graph-oriented process models has attained wide focus in the literature. It is a challenging work owing to the fundamental differences between graph-oriented models and BPEL. In this paper, a transformation of activity diagrams (AD) into BPEL is presented, which concentrates on a specific kind of structure in graph-oriented process models called overlapped patterns (OPs). The structures of AD models containing OP are analysed, and an important subclass of OP, first-order OP, is defined. Then in the context of first-order OP, the applicable ranges of two existing transformation strategies of OP are discussed, and a new method is proposed for the cases that neither of them can handle.

Online publication date: Thu, 11-Feb-2016

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