On the Road to Benchmarking BPMN 2.0 Workflow Engines

@article{Skouradaki2015OnTR,
  title={On the Road to Benchmarking BPMN 2.0 Workflow Engines},
  author={Marigianna Skouradaki and Dieter Roller and Frank Leymann and Vincenzo Ferme and Cesare Pautasso},
  journal={Proceedings of the 6th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering},
  year={2015}
}
  • M. Skouradaki, D. Roller, C. Pautasso
  • Published 28 January 2015
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the 6th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering
Workflow Management Systems (WfMSs) provide platforms for delivering complex service-oriented applications that need to satisfy enterprise-grade quality of service requirements such as dependability and scalability. In this paper we focus on the case of benchmarking the performance of the core of WfMSs, Workflow Engines, that are compliant with the Business Process Model and Notation 2.0 (BPMN 2.0) standard. We first explore the main challenges that need to be met when designing such a… 

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