Business Process Model and Notation is the de facto standard for graphically modelling business processes. Since its first release in 2004, it evolved until reaching the actual 2.0 version, which presents more than 85 elements. Despite the notation being rich in graphical elements, initial studies show that only a subset of the BPMN elements is actually used. This paper aims at investigating whether the BPMN vocabulary adopted nowadays by model designers shows some particular trends. We collected 25,590 models from six online repositories to conduct such an investigation, and we analysed them. We report and discuss the obtained results providing insights on the correlations in the BPMN vocabulary and the resulting complexity of BPMN models.

Trends on the Usage of BPMN 2.0 from Publicly Available Repositories

Compagnucci I.;Corradini F.;Fornari F.;Re B.
2021

Abstract

Business Process Model and Notation is the de facto standard for graphically modelling business processes. Since its first release in 2004, it evolved until reaching the actual 2.0 version, which presents more than 85 elements. Despite the notation being rich in graphical elements, initial studies show that only a subset of the BPMN elements is actually used. This paper aims at investigating whether the BPMN vocabulary adopted nowadays by model designers shows some particular trends. We collected 25,590 models from six online repositories to conduct such an investigation, and we analysed them. We report and discuss the obtained results providing insights on the correlations in the BPMN vocabulary and the resulting complexity of BPMN models.
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