Supporting the SPEM with a UML Extended Workflow Metamodel

N. Debnath, D. Riesco, M.P. Cota, J.B. Garcia Perez-Schofield, D.R.M. Uva
2006 IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, 2006.  
The specification, analysis, and administration of business processes have charged great importance in this last time. This has been caused by a competitive industry necessity, dynamics, where she use the available resources efficiently. The "Workflow" technologies has given answer to these requirements, offering support for the partial or total automation of production processes. The necessities of software industry are not different. In constant search of quality products, engineers and
more » ... ts work optimizing software methodologies development. In this paper we propose a mapping between two metamodels used for the business processes specification. The first metamodel, is Software Process Engineering Metamodel (SPEM) defined by the Object Management Group (OMG) for development processes modeling. The second, UML Ex-tended Workflow Metamodel (UML-EWM), is a extension of Unified Modeling Language Metamodel (UML) for workflows processes modeling. With this mapping we propose to incorporate the characteristics of workflow process to software development process modeled in SPEM. This facilitates the automation of development processes with workflow technologies.
doi:10.1109/aiccsa.2006.205234 dblp:conf/aiccsa/DebnathRCPRU06 fatcat:md3ce7uymfgh5gjbt5padxfwza