Many organizations use business process management to manage and model their processes. Currently, flow-based process formalisms, such as BPMN, are considered the standard for modeling processes. However, recent literature describes several limitations of this type of formalism that can be solved by adopting a constraint-based formalism. To preserve economic investments in existing process models, transformation activities needed to be limited. This paper presents a methodical approach for performing the tedious parts of process model transformation. Executing the method results in correctly transformed process models and reduces the effort required for converting the process models.
Vermeer, Floor; Zoet, Martijn; Van Grondelle, Jeroen; Jansen, Slinger; and De Haan, Eline, "Transforming Existing Procedural Business Processes into a Constraint-Based Formalism" (2013). ACIS 2013 Proceedings. 102.