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
Conference Paper

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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