Daniel Lübke, Tim Lüecke, Kurt Schneider, Jorge Marx Gómez:
»Model-driven Development of Business Applications using Event-driven Process Chains«

Web services provide a standardized way of accessing functionality over networks. Most beneficial is their use if many Web services are composed in order to form an application. Due to their nature, Web services can be used to support businesses if their composition matches the underlying business processes. However, the activities regarding the composition as well as the design of a corresponding user interface are still time consuming. This is especially true in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) due to their restricted resources. Therefore, we propose a lightweight concept for model-based composition by only attaching additional attributes to EPCs. This allows not only modelling Web service composition but also user interaction. In contrast to established approaches complete applications can be modelled with less effort. Therefore, even SMEs can leverage on the advantages of Web service technology.