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[Fwd: [MetaModel] Why do not use BPDM as MetaModel ?] [message #25935] Mon, 16 April 2007 14:35 Go to next message
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From: Emmanuel Rias <>
Subject: [MetaModel] Why do not use BPDM as MetaModel ?
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 17:48:07 +0200
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BPDM (Business Process Definition MetaModel) project has started few
years ago. The goal of this project is:
"This specification has been through a multi-year process within the
Object Management Group (OMG) to define a common meta model for the
various process notations, methodologies and standards. BPDM also
serves as the meta model behind the popular Business Process Modeling
(BPMN) notation."

The last proposal for specification has been submited at the end of last
month. You can visit the site and
see the specification.

I see a lot of advantages:
1) A lot of people have worked on this model and i think they fixed a
lot of potential problems
2) This is linked with the BPMN project, the standard in terms of GUI
3) This is the OMG standard meta model
4) It covered XPDL and BPEL

So what do you think ?

Re: [Fwd: [MetaModel] Why do not use BPDM as MetaModel ?] [message #25976 is a reply to message #25935] Tue, 17 April 2007 15:29 Go to previous message
Florian Lautenbacher is currently offline Florian LautenbacherFriend
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Registered: July 2009
Hi Emanuel,

I agree with you that BPDM is a great meta-model that captures all the
aspects that we will need. But it is much too big when you want to
implement all aspects in a few month. Using BPDM would take us years to
come up with a presentable solution. Therefore, I agree with Marc in one
of his former posts, where he said that we should more focus on existing
tools and how they can be changed in order to meet all requirements for
XPDL, BPEL, etc. than to start from scratch and throw away all existing
The work from Steve is a great starting point and gives us hints what we
will need to change on the current meta-model in order to generate XPDL in
the end.

Best regards,

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