Transforming Existing Procedural Business Processes into a Constraint-Based Formalism

Authors Martijn Zoet, Eline de Haan, Floor Vermeer, Slinger Jansen, Jeroen van Grondelle
Publication date 2013
Type Lecture


Many organizations use business process management to manage and model their processes. Currently, flow-based process formalisms, such as BPMN, are considered the standard for modeling processes. However, recent literature describes several limitations of this type of formalism that can be solved by adopting a constraint-based formalism. To preserve economic investments in existing process models, transformation activities needed to be limited. This paper presents a methodical approach for performing the tedious parts of process model transformation. Executing the method results in correctly transformed process models and reduces the effort required for converting the process models.

Language English
Key words business process management, Process model transformation, Declarative, Method Engineering