Interoperability of BPMN and MAML for Model-Driven Development of Business Apps

Rieger Christoph


Abstract
With process models widely used as means for documentation and monitoring of business activities, the conversion into executable software often still remains a manual and time-consuming task. The MAML framework was developed to ease the creation of mobile business apps by jointly modeling process, data, and user interface perspectives in a graphical, process-oriented model for subsequent code generation. However, this domain-specific notation cannot benefit from existing process knowledge which is often encoded in BPMN models. The purpose of this paper is to analyze conceptual differences between both notations from a software development perspective and provide a solution for interoperability through a model-to-model transformation. Therefore, workflow patterns identified in previous research are used to compare both notations. A conceptual mapping of supported concepts is presented and technically implemented using a QVT-O transformation to demonstrate an automated mapping between BPMN and MAML. Consequently, it is possible to simplify the automatic generation of mobile apps by reusing processes specified in BPMN.



Publication type
Conference Paper

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2018

Conference
Business Modeling and Software Design

Venue
Wien

Book title
Business Modeling and Software Design

Editor
Shishkov Boris

Pages range
149-166

Publisher
Springer International Publishing

Place
Cham

ISBN
978-3-319-94214-8

DOI