BPMN Extensions for Decentralized Execution and Monitoring of Business Processes

Jonas Anseeuw, Gregory Van Seghbroeck, Bruno Volckaert, Filip De Turck
2015 Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science  
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers are further expanding their offering by growing into the space of business process outsourcing (BPO). Therefore, the SaaS provider wants to administer and manage the business process steps according to a service level agreement. Outsourcing of business processes results in decentralized business workflows. However, current business process modeling languages, e.g. Business Process Execution Language (BPEL), Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN), are
more » ... sed highly on a centralized execution model and current BPMN engines offer limited constructs for federation and decentralized execution. To guarantee execution of business processes according to a service level agreement, different parties involved in a federated workflow must be able to inspect the state of external workflows. This requires advanced inspection interfaces and monitoring facilities. Current business process modeling languages must thus be extended to support monitoring in the specification, support modeling and support deployment of decentralized workflows. In this paper, correlation and monitoring extensions for BPMN are described. These extensions to BPMN are described such that the existing specification can still be used as is in a backwards compatible way.
doi:10.5220/0005492303040309 dblp:conf/closer/AnseeuwSVT15 fatcat:dt7644iombftzoszil3qpuwozu