Hands-on Artefact-Centric Business Process Modelling with MERODE

Presenter: Prof. dr. Monique Snoeck, KU Leuven, Belgium


Artefact-centric business process modelling was proposed by IBM in their BALSA framework in 2008. Since then, it has gained interest as a way to achieve data-aware process modelling, e.g. as proposed in the Philharmonics Framework. This tutorial will first review the basic components of the BALSA-framework and the Philharmonics Framework. Subsequently a case will be be elaborated, making use of the MERODE tools: the MERLIN modelling environment and the associated code-generator.  

In the second part of the tutorial, we will address the addition of a business process model as a way to address the orchestration of individual services and the user perspective of the Philharmonics framework. The combination of (control-flow oriented) business process models and artefact-centric business process models allows to cover almost all criteria for data-aware process modelling set forth by the Philharmonics framework. This further elaboration will be demonstrated by interfacing the generated application with a process model defined and enacted using the CAMUNDA tool set.

Enterprise Modeling of digital business ecosystems – business cases, solutions and methodology gaps

Presenters: Janis Stirna and Jelena Zdravkovic, Stockholm University, Sweden,  Janis Grabis, Riga Technical University, Latvia


This is working session/discussion on modelling digital business ecosystems. There will be a structured discussion about the emerging needs and business requirements of modern digital ecosystems. The contents will centre on business cases (a combination of goal modelling, capability modelling, actor modelling), followed by a discussion of what is possible and not possible with current modelling methods and tools.