Computer Science and Software Engineering, International Conference on (2008)
Dec. 12, 2008 to Dec. 14, 2008
The current tools for process definition transformation only support fixed conversions from one definition language to another. A model transformation framework, which is able to achieve mutual conversions among a variety of process definition languages and is based on meta-model, is proposed from the common perspective of the mapping and transferring of models. The framework uses dynamic mapping rules set between the different meta-models as the basis for the transformation, and exerts transformation engine to accomplish the conversion. A grammar structure of the rules and a transformation algorithm are given and a framework of the prototype for workflow process definition transformation based on meta-model is designed and implemented. In order to validate this new transformation framework, a transformation from BPEL model to XPDL model is selected as an example, which gets the correct result.
meta-model, workflow, process definition, rule, transformation
Y. Lin, L. Yu-Qing, G. Shuhang and L. Hongjuan, "A Framework for Workflow Process Definition Transformation Based on Meta-Model," 2008 International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE 2008)(CSSE), Hubei, 2008, pp. 566-569.