Title: What’s New in XPDL 2.2
Speaker: Robert Shapiro, Denis Gagne
File name: XPDL4BPMN – What is New in XPDL.pptx
by the chief architects of the standard, this session will present the advances and additions to the
2.2 release of XPDL, including support for the graphical extensions to process modeling contained in BPMN2.0. Explained will be how the BPMN
specification addresses four different areas of modeling, referred to as Process Modeling, Process
Execution, BPEL Process Execution, and Choreography Modeling, as well as the consequences for this with BPMN compliant and the accommodations offered through XPDL. This session will focus on Process Modeling of the four areas of
BPMN, and the sub-classes introduced with XPDL
2.2 to support process interchange between tools.
Title: BPMN 2.0 Interface
File name: XPDL4BPMN – BPMN 2.0 Interface W5.pptx
(via some form of serialization) was one of
the most cited shortcomings of the first version of BPMN. With the advent of BPMN 2.0 it is now possible to interchange BPMN process models and diagrams. In this session, the presenter will abstract away from the technical details of BPMN 2.0
interchange serialization to explore BPMN 2.0 interchange from a business perspective. We start by providing some insight as to WHY BPMN 2.0 interchange is desirable. We then postulate as to WHO
benefits from such interchange and what kind of
benefits each stakeholder obtains from the open interchange of BPMN 2.0. We then present in simple terms WHAT can be interchanged using the various types of BPMN 2.0 models and diagrams cautioning the reader of the pitfalls from what we call the
BPMN 2.0 devil’s quadrants. We then argue that while BPMN 2.0 interchange standardization is required, it is not sufficient, and explain HOW interchange conformance verification and validation can act as a catalyst to universal BPMN interchange.
We conclude by postulating that the answer to
“WHEN will BPMN 2.0 interchange be feasible?” is now.
Title: New Capabilities for Process and Interaction Modeling in BPMN 2.0
Speaker: Conrad Bock
File name: bock-bpmn2-interaction-wfmc.pdf
session provides a high-level introduction to new
features in processes and interaction diagrams in the Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) Version 2.0. BPMN 2.0 expands the capabilities of BPMN 1.x Process diagrams, and adds Choreography diagrams and Conversations to BPMN
1.x Collaborations for business interaction modeling.
Half of the session will cover new elements in Process diagrams, including noninterrupting Events and Event Sub-Processes. The other half will cover new capabilities for modeling interactions,
including the use of interactive Processes
Title: Simulation for Business Process Management
Speaker: John Januszczak
File name: Sim4BPM
session provides an overview of business process simulation, the types of information required to define a business process scenario for the
purpose of simulation, and a proposed standard for defining simulation scenarios that is compatible with the Business Process Modeling Notation
(BPMN and XML Process Definition Language (XPDL). The article also describes how a RESTful web services API can be developed to support the standard. By providing a standard interchange format and/or a standard API,
various artifacts currently available in the event logs of BPM
systems could be used to generate baseline simulation scenarios useful in operational decision making and addressing near term processing issues, as well as long term process design.
Title: Workflow Patterns Using BPMN 2.0
Speaker: Vishal Saxena
patterns using bpmn 2.pptx
past few years, workflow patterns have become a
touchstone of workflow standards and products.
The Workflow Patterns initiative is a joint effort of
Eindhoven University of Technology (led by Professor Wil van der Aalst) and Queensland University
of Technology (led by Professor Arthur ter Hofstede)
which started in 1999. The aim of this initiative is to provide a conceptual basis for process technology. In particular, the research provides a thorough examination of the various perspectives (control flow, data, resource, and exception handling) that need to be supported by a
workflow language or a business process modelling language. This session presents how these workflow patterns, as well as dataflow patterns,
can be modeled using BPMN 2.0. Also discussed will be the advantages of using BPMN 2.0 when modeling these patterns. Further, we will focus on
specific constructs in BPMN 2.0 that let the users
extend the workflow patterns if required. Our
initial intent is to target the various control flow patterns.
a BPMN 2.0 Model Excutable
advent of BPMN 2.0 provides a breakthrough in bridging the communication divide through two notable advances. One is an expanded iconic set offering more procedural and message-level behavior than before. The other, and most
controversial, is a new serialization format containing implementation details for an executing platform. This session will present a set of minimum characteristics for an executable BPMN 2.0
model as well as modeling guidelines that ensure modeled elements map to executing components.
This approach applies to all areas of
BPMN modeling, but is also necessary for leveraging the emerging class of BPMS environment where processes orchestrate services within a
Service Component Architecture (SCA) composite.
The result is a design pattern for implementing BPMN processes that is particularly applicable to applications that run as services and leverage SOA components. Yet the advent of a serialization format does not alone resolve the issues otherwise surrounding executable models. Well-designed
models require the first principles of modeling to ensure that design-time BPMN constructs follow the necessary characteristics of an executable model.
Title: Can the BPM Community Unite Behind BPMN 2.0?
About Bruce Silver: I am an independent industry analyst and consultant focused on business process management, also founder and principal of BPMessentials.com, the leading provider of BPMN training. It keeps me on the road a lot. In 2009 I got involved with drafting the BPMN 2.0 specification in OMG, and I wrote a book, BPMN Method & Style, which is still doing well on Amazon. I am also the author of the BPMS Report series of in-depth product evaluations and for several years wrote a monthly column on BPMInstitute.org. I have been BPMS Track chair at the Brainstorm BPM Conferences and have spoken on BPMN at the Gartner BPM conferences as well.
Prior to starting Bruce Silver Associates, I was Vice President in charge of workflow and document management research at BIS Strategic Decisions (purchased by Gideon Gartner to become Giga Information Group, now part of Forrester Research). Before that, I was a principal developer of Wang’s WIIS document imaging system and Wang Office Fax Gateway. I served on the board of directors of Captiva Software until it was acquired by EMC. I worked on digital still cameras in the early 1980s at Polaroid… way before its time. I hold Physics degrees from Princeton (AB, Phi Beta Kappa) and MIT (PhD), and four patents in electronic imaging.