BPMN 2.0 Collaboration Toolbox Page

To create BPMN elements and relationships on Collaboration diagrams in either BPMN 2.0 or BPEL formats, you can use the BPMN 2.0 Collaboration pages of the Diagram Toolbox.

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Element and Connector Descriptions



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BPMN 2.0  Collaboration


Extend a Partition element to logically organize an Activity.



Extend a Partition element to subdivide a Pool.



Extend a Class element to group a set of Message Flows based on a certain concept.


Start Event

Define the initiating event in a process.


Intermediate Event

Define an intermediate event in a process.


End Event

Define the terminating event in a process.



Define a decision point in a business process.

If a condition is true then processing continues one way; if false, then another.



Represents work that is performed within a Business Process. An Activity can be modeled as a:

Sub-Process - a compound Activity that is defined as a flow of other BPMN 2.0 elements or
Task - an atomic Activity that cannot be broken down into a smaller unit


As a sub-process, the Activity can be made a composite element that links to a child diagram containing the flow of other BPMN elements.



Extend an Activity element to represent a process unit of information exchange between participants.

Enterprise Architect currently supports two to four participant bands within one Choreography Activity/Task.


Data Object

Provide or store the information for an Activity.


Data Store

Represent a mechanism for an Activity to retrieve or update stored information.



Extend a Boundary element to group other elements.


Text Annotation

Create a comment.


BPMN 2.0  Collaboration Connectors

Message Flow

Extend a Control Flow relationship to define the flow of communications in the process.


Conversation Link

Connect a Conversation Node to or from a Participant.


Sequence Flow

Extend a Control Flow relationship to define the flow of activity.



Link the information and artifacts with BPMN graphic elements.



Example BPMN 2.0 Collaboration Diagram



The appearance and specification of some elements and connectors are defined by Tagged Values

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