University of Pacific
The field of business process modeling has a long standing tradition. Recently, new requirements and opportunities have been identified which allow the tighter coupling of business process models to its underlying IT implementation: in Business-Driven Development (BDD), business process models are iteratively refined, from high-level business process models into models that can be directly implemented. Business-driven development favors the construction of process models at different abstraction levels and by different people. As a consequence, there is a demand for consolidating different versions of process models by merging them.