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BPMN 2.0 Conversation Toolbox Pages

The BPMN 2.0 Conversation pages of the Diagram Toolbox enable you to create BPMN elements and relationships on Conversation diagrams in BPMN 2.0 and BPEL formats.

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BPMN 2.0  Conversation

Conversation Model

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




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




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




Extend a Partition element to logically organize an 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.


Composite Elements

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.



Text Annotation

Create a comment.



BPMN 2.0  Conversation Connectors

Conversation Link

Connect a Conversation Node to or from a Participant.



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.




Link the information and artifacts with BPMN graphic elements.




Example of a BPMN 2.0 Conversation Diagram:



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

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