Supporting BPMN Model Creation with Routing Patterns

Idan Wolf, Pnina Soffer

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Business process modelers often struggle with appropriately representing routing situations in a model. In particular, difficulties may be encountered when using BPMN, due to its large number of constructs and the lack of ontological clarity of this language. The paper proposes routing patterns combined with a decision guidance tool to support BPMN model creation. The use of patterns is proposed based on cognitive considerations, which are explained to provide justification to the proposed support. The set of patterns builds on an existing set of routing behaviors and operationalizes these behaviors by providing their BPMN representations. The effect of this support is tested in a study, whose findings indicate a significant effect on the quality of the produced models. The findings also indicate that the use of the guided routing patterns leads to a longer time required for modeling as compared to unsupported modeling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Information Systems Engineering Workshops - CAiSE 2014 International Workshops, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319078687
StatePublished - 2014
Event26th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2014 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 16 Jun 201420 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume178 LNBIP
ISSN (Print)1865-1348


Conference26th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2014


  • BPMN
  • Empirical study
  • Process modeling
  • Routing patterns

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Business and International Management
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Information Systems and Management


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