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

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking (IJHPCN):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email