A Business Process Services Portal

We introduce the Business Process Services Portal as an approach to make business processes more actionable and to reduce the entrance barrier for tool developers in adopting novel process-related technologies. The business process services portal makes several process-related web services available in a tool independent manner, relying on REST technology and making use of the BPMN 2.0 standard. The current set of services includes for example the hierarchical decomposition, control flow analysis, comparison, simulation, and summary of business processes. The provisioning as services makes it easy for third party tools to include and further compose the technologies based on their needs. In addition, a portal providing a web-based graphical user interface helps human users to explore and familiarize themselves with the services.

By: C. Favre, Z. Feldman, B. Gfeller, T. Gschwind, J. Koehler, J. M. Kuester, O. Maistrenko, A. Marinescu, B. Srivastava, H. Voelzer

Published in: RZ3782 in 2010


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