National Tsing Hua University
Business process modeling is the first and the most important task in Business Process Management (BPM). Business process models are implicitly composed of a set of control flow patterns, such as the parallel split, synchronization, exclusive choice, simple merge, etc. Several studies have proposed the concepts and definitions of control flow patterns. But, few analyzed the structure of process models to identify the constituent control flow patterns. This research proposes a three-phased framework to recognize the constituent control flow patterns and their interrelationship for a Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) process model.