BPMN 2.0 Conversation Toolbox Pages

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

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Element and Connector Descriptions

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Item

Use to

BPMN 2.0  Conversation

Conversation Model

Extend a composite Activity that defines the logical relationship of Message exchanges between two or more business entities.

 

Conversation

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

 

Participant

Represent a specific organization or individual that is involved in a business process.

 

Pool

Extend a Partition element to logically organize an Activity.

 

Activity

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.

 

Start Event

Define the initiating event in a process.

Elements of this type cannot be edge-mounted on other elements.

 

Intermediate Event

Define an intermediate event in a process.

Elements of this type can only be edge-mounted on Activity elements.

 

End Event

Define the terminating event in a process.

Elements of this type cannot be edge-mounted on other elements.

 

Gateway

Define a decision point in a business process.

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

 

Text Annotation

Create a comment.

 

BPMN 2.0  Conversation Connectors

Conversation Link

Connect a Conversation Node to a Participant, in either direction.

Either the source or target element for a Conversation Link must be a Conversation Node element.

 

Message Flow

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

 

Sequence Flow

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

 

Association

Link the information and artifacts with BPMN graphic elements.

 

 

Example BPMN 2.0 Conversation Diagram

ConversationExample

Notes

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

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