Extending BPMN with submit/response-style user interaction modeling

Authors Dagmar Auer
Verena Geist
Dirk Draheim
Editors B. Hofreiter
H. Werthner
Title Extending BPMN with submit/response-style user interaction modeling
Booktitle Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing (CEC'09)
Type in proceedings
Publisher IEEE Computer Society
Department EAP
ISBN 978-0-7695-3755-9
Month July
Year 2009
Pages 368-374
SCCH ID# 927

Developing process-oriented enterprise systems not only asks for Business Process Management (BPM) but also for an appropriate user interface and data model. Current BPM and workflow technologies are neither integrated with user dialogs nor offer an appropriate data model. This paper describes a novel integrated framework for modeling processoriented systems called Processes with User Interfaces and Data Modeling Integration (PUDI), which offers a solution to these shortcomings. For the projects described in this paper, we used the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) for the processes, extensions to BPMN for submit/response-style user interaction, which is characteristic of form-based applications ranging from small Web applications to large ERP systems, and the Unified Modeling Language (UML) for the data model which defines both, the information and the message model. The paper discusses related work and describes real-world application scenarios which motivated our research on the proposed framework and illustrates its practical benefits.