Journal of Systems Integration, Vol 1, No 3 (2010)

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A Model-driven and Service-oriented framework for the business process improvement

Andrea Delgado, Francisco Ruiz, Ignacio Garcia-Rodriguez de Guzman, Mario Piattini


Business Process Management (BPM) importance and benefits for organizations to focus on their business processes is nowadays broadly recognized, as business and technology areas are embracing and adopting the paradigm. The Service Oriented Computing (SOC) paradigm bases software development on services to realize business processes. The implementation of business processes as services helps in reducing the gap between these two areas, easing the communication and understanding of business needs. The Model Driven Development (MDD) paradigm bases software development in models, metamodels and languages that allow transformation between them. The automatic generation of service models from business process models is a key issue to support the separation of its definition from its technical implementation. In this article, we present MINERVA framework which applies Model Driven Development (MDD) and Service Oriented Computing (SOC) paradigms to business processes for the continuous business process improvement in organizations, giving support to the stages defined in the business process lifecycle from modeling to evaluation of its execution.

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ISSN: 1804-2724

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