On the de-facto Standard of Event-driven Process Chains: How EPC is defined in Literature

Riehle Dennis M, Jannaber Sven, Karhof Arne, Thomas Oliver, Delfmann Patrick, Becker Jörg


Abstract
The Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN) and the Event-driven Process Chain (EPC) are both frequently used modelling languages to create business process models. While there is a well-defined standard for BPMN, such a standard is missing for EPC. As a standard would be beneficial to improve interoperability among different vendors, this paper aims at providing the means for future EPC standardization. Therefore, we have conducted a structured literature review of the most common EPC variants in IS research. We provide a structured overview of the evolution of different EPC variants, describe means and capabilities and elaborate different criteria for decision-making in regard to including EPC variants in a standardization process.

Keywords
event-driven process chain; EPC; process modelling; literature review; EPC variants; EPC dialects; exchange formats; EPC evolution; standardisation



Publication type
Forschungsartikel in Sammelband (Konferenz)

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2016

Conference
Modellierung 2016

Venue
Karlsruhe, Deutschland

Book title
Modellierung 2016, 2.–4. März 2016, Karlsruhe

Editor
Oberweis, Andreas; Reussner, Ralf

Pages range
61-76

Volume
254

Title of series
GI-Edition: Lecture Notes in Informatics

Publisher
Köllen Druck+Verlag GmbH

Place
Bonn, Germany

Language
English

ISBN
978-3-88579-648-0

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