Simplify the BPMN Specification

Ontology available

The ontology consists of two parts and contains the overall meta-model of BPMN 2.0 in the basis ontology as well as all textual described rules in an enlargement. A big advantage is the general view of inherited restrictions. Additionally the ontology could be used for the inspection of the syntactic correctness of specific BPMN models.

The BPMN 2.0 Ontology is available under the creative commons license (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) (


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