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Transforming ASEME roles models to process models

Mitakidis Nektarios

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Year 2014
Type of Item Diploma Work
Bibliographic Citation Nektarios Mitakidis, "Transforming ASEME roles models to process models", Diploma Work, School of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, 2014
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In this thesis we present how an engineer can transform a Gaia or ASEME role to a process model, compliant with the XML Process Definition Language (XPDL) portable standard. XPDL is a format standardized by the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) to interchange business process definitions between different workflow products. XPDL is currently the best file format for exchanging BPMN diagrams, because it has been designed specifically to store all aspects of a BPMN diagram.An ASEME model is the Systems-Role Model (SRM). The thesis offers a transformation of the Systems-Role Model (SRM) to the XML Process Definition Language (XPDL), which is the XML of the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN). The transformation is achieved through Java source code. A tool is developed for aiding the modeler in the transformation process. The tool uses a recursive algorithm for automating the transformation process and guides the user to integrate two or more agent roles in a process model. The tool usage is demonstrated through a running example. Moreover, simulations of the transformed roles in an open source process management tool are offered in order to display the effectiveness and usage of the derived process model. The work fully demonstrates the transformation, the risks and the future of this effort.

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