Vienna University of Economics and Business
In a SOA based inter-organizational business process different business documents are exchanged in an agreed order between business partners. Although several standards for the definition of process choreography exist now-a-days, the precise and unambiguous definition of the exchanged business documents is still an open research task. However, if the business partners do not commonly agree on a business document format, interoperability is unlikely to be achieved. A solution can be provided by defining a UML profile, integrating concepts from UN/CEFACT's core components standard and industry specific requirements and best practices. The UML profile allows defining business document models on a conceptual level.