Applying Activity Patterns for Developing an Intelligent Process Modeling Tool
Due to their high level of abstraction and their reusability, workflow patterns are increasingly attracting the interest of both BPM researchers and BPM tool vendors. Frequently, process models can be assembled out of a set of recurrent business functions (e.g., task execution request, approval and notification), each of them having generic semantics that can be described as activity pattern. To the authors' best knowledge, so far, there has been no extensive work implementing such activity patterns in a process modeling tool. In this paper, they present an approach for modeling business processes and workflows. It is based on a suite which, when being implemented in a process modeling tool, allows to design business processes based on well-defined (process) activity patterns.