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The Workflow Management Coalition provides an important forum for the adoption of standards throughout the industry. Standards provide an infrastructure for inter-organizational business process automation and management. In our book series, industry experts and thought leaders present significant new ideas and concepts to help you plan a successful future for your organization. From time to time, we will feature white papers contributed to the Workflow Handbook series for you to download for free.

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XPDL 2.0: Integrating Process Interchange and BPMN
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Robert M. Shapiro, Global 360, USA

(extracted with permission from the "2006 Workflow Handbook including Business Process Management" launched on May 16, 2006

The Business Process Management Notation (BPMN) was developed by individuals working together in the Business Process Management Initiative to take the techniques employed in flowcharting tools, unify and extend the graphics to express the semantics required in workflow and EAI processes. BPMN 1.0 was released in May 2004. In addition to the graphical notation, BPMN incorporated a number of specific mechanisms for process modeling that had not yet been included in XPDL; among these in particular events and message passing between processes. XPDL 2.0 incorporates these mechanisms as well as the graphics and offers an extended meta-model that unifies XPDL and BPMN.

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