Teaching and Learning State-Oriented Business Process Modeling. Experience Report

  • Georgios Koutsopoulos
  • Ilia BiderEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 287)


Though experience on teaching and learning workflow-based business process modeling exists and is partly documented, this is not true for other types of business process modeling. Even if such experience exists, it is not documented in research publications devoted to process modeling or BPM education. This paper tries to fill the gap by reporting on experience of teaching and learning state-oriented business process modeling, which does not belong to the mainstream. The report gives both the teacher’s and learner’s perspective from a course where state-oriented process modeling was in the focus. The material is partly based on the reflections from the authors, one of whom is a learner, and the other - a teacher, and partly – on an investigation of opinions of other learners via interviews and a small-scale survey. The paper considers difficulties of teaching/learning state-oriented modeling, of which some does not exist for other types of process modeling, and gives suggestions on how they can be overcome.


BPM Education Business process Business process modeling State-oriented 



This work could not have been completed without the students from the first round of BPCM volunteering to participate in interviews and surveys. The authors appreciate very much the time they spent and comments they provided.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DSV - Stockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

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