March 27, 2012

"BPMN: An introduction to the standard" is one of the Top 25 Hottest Articles for 2011

My article "BPMN: An introduction to the standard" has been rated as one of the Top 25 Hottest Articles // Computer Standards & Interfaces // January to December 2011 full year!

I'm even more proud because the draft was published only in June 2011 while it has been officially published only in January 2012. It gained the 22nd position in half a year only being an accepted draft.

The article can be read (or even downloaded as PDF) at:

BPMN: An introduction to the standard • Article
Computer Standards & Interfaces, Volume 34, Issue 1, 1 January 2012, Pages 124-134
Chinosi, M.; Trombetta, A.

-- mchinosi

January 12, 2012

BPMN 2.0 Handbook Second Edition

My article "Collaborative Activities Inside Pools" has been published again in this 2nd Edition!
Following the ground-breaking body of work in the BPMN 2.0 Handbook First Edition in 2010, this book is greatly expanded with substantial new content and chapters updated to the latest advances in this important standard.

** Detailed Table of Contents with full abstracts of each chap
ter here (9 pages PDF, no registration required)**

Every chapter from the First Edition was closely examined by its authors and updated to the very latest information. Six completely new chapters and another 50 pages were also added. Authored by members of WfMC, OMG and other key participants in the development of BPMN 2.0, the BPMN 2.0 Handbook Second Edition assembles industry thought-leaders and international experts.

The authors examine a variety of aspects that start with an introduction of what’s new and updated in BPMN 2.0, and look closely at interchange, best practices, analytics, conformance, optimization, choreography and more from a technical perspective. The authors also address the business imperative for widespread adoption of the standard by examining best practice guidelines, BPMN business strategy and the human interface including real-life case studies. Other critical chapters tackle the practical aspects of making a BPMN model executable and the basic timeline analysis of a BPMN model. In addition to free bonus chapters from the latest edition and extra material supplied by authors, the BPMN 2.0 Companion website contains BPMN and XPDL Verification/Validation files, webinars, videos, product specs, tools, free/trial modelers etc. This gives readers exposure to a larger resource on BPMN 2.0 and XPDL than a book alone can offer.

-- mchinosi

BPMN: An introduction to the standard - Update

This post just to update the previous one. The article has been published in the CSI Journal. Herewith the details:

BPMN: An introduction to the standard
Computer Standards & Interfaces
Volume 34, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 124–134
Received 23 May 2011. Accepted 6 June 2011. Available online 13 June 2011.

-- mchinosi

June 15, 2011

BPMN: An introduction to the standard

The article "BPMN: An Introduction to the Standard" has been accepted to be soon published in the CSI (Computer Standards & Interfaces) journal, published by Elsevier B.V.

At the moment it is available in PDF as "Accepted manuscript" here:

More information about the journal can be read here:

Please feel free to write me for further information.

Michele Chinosi, Alberto Trombetta, BPMN: An introduction to the standard, Computer Standards & Interfaces, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 13 June 2011, ISSN 0920-5489, DOI: 10.1016/j.csi.2011.06.002. (

The Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN), formerly known as Business Process Modeling Notation, is the de-facto standard for representing in a very expressive graphical way the processes occurring in virtually every kind of organization one can think of, from cuisine recipes to the Nobel Prize assignment process, severe incident management, e-mail voting systems, travel booking procedures, to name few. In this work, we give an (rather condensed) overview of the BPMN standard, as devised by OMG and we present what are the links with other well-known machineries such as BPEL and XPDL. We also give an assessment of how the OMG's BPMN standard - which is rather large and complex - is perceived and used by practitioners in everyday business process modeling chores. Keywords: BPMN; business processes; modeling techniques

-- mchinosi

May 25, 2011

BPMN Usage Survey - Results

We finished analysing the results collected from the survey we published two months ago. We would be very happy if you could add your comment(s) to this post or send them directly to the authors.
"These results will be part of a paper entitled “BPMN: an Introduction to the Standard” that will be published in 2011. In the article the collected results herewith presented are compared and sometimes merged with other data coming from other surveys and from freely available sources on the Internet, like LinkedIn groups dedicated to BPMN or Web-Communities.
During the period of this survey more than 30 answers were collected. The intended audience of the questionnaire was a (even small) community of experts and proficient BPMN users. Thus, even if this survey can not be taken into account as representative of a public sentiment about BPMN, this work clearly represents a sight of the experts on how BPMN is used by practitioners in everyday business process modeling chores."

26th of May: Added on Slideshare two more pages with tables related to the two charts "How much are you familiar with ..."

-- mchinosi

April 1, 2011

[HELP!] BPMN adoption and use: a quick survey

I'm working hard on BPMN and particularly I'm interested now in collecting usage information, considering both BPMN 1.2 and BPMN 2.0. To do so I prepared a brief on-line survey I ask you to fill. It will take you less than 10 minutes, but your contribution would be really fundamental and precious. I'll send you the results of this work as soon as possible. I plan to close the poll by mid April, so, please, try to allocate few minutes of your time to help me sharing your expertise.

You can start the survey by clicking here:

Thank you very much

-- mchinosi

December 6, 2010

BPMN 2.0 Handbook

The new BPMN 2.0 Handbook has been launched last week during the XPDL4BPMN meeting organized by the WfMC.

-- mchinosi

November 3, 2010

BPMN 2.0 Handbook: Collaborative Activities inside Pools

A new article in the BPMN 2.0 Handbook that will be launched next December at the BPMN for XDPL User Group event in Santa Clara, CA.

Title of the paper: Colla
borative Activities inside Pools

You can see an overview of the book here:

While TOC and abstracts can be downloaded from this link:

-- mchinosi

December 10, 2009

Why To Consider BPMN 2.0

Brief presentation summarizing some new features introduced by BPMN 2.0, focusing on few points (made to answer to particular needs of a research project)

November 11, 2009