Integration of heterogeneous BPM Schemas: The Case of XPDL and BPEL
Heterogeneous Business Process Modeling (BPM) schemas have been a problem for business process management throughout the last couple of years. Methodological guidance is needed in order to consolidate concurrent schema proposals especially in the BPM area. This paper discusses the applicability of schema integration for this purpose. The authors use the case of integrating XPDL 2.0 and BPEL 2.0 to highlight that schema integration is not able to cope with heterogeneous control flow representation of BPM schemas. They introduce a schema refactoring step that leads to integrated BPM schemas with less constructs.