Modeling Collaborative Processes with CMMN: Success or Failure? An Experience Report

  • Ioannis RoutisEmail author
  • Mara Nikolaidou
  • Dimosthenis Anagnostopoulos
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 318)


Case Management Modeling and Notation (CMMN) standard was introduced as a alternative language of Business Process Management Notation (BPMN) targeting the modeling of human-centric processes characterized by agility. During our involvement in a project for modeling a collaborative process, the way CMMN may be used by modelers was evaluated. The report presents the experience gained from such an attempt, comparing two different models designed by different modeling groups and discuss their design perspective. Answering whether using CMMN by each of the modeling groups to model collaborative processes led to a success or to a failure is not straightforward. The report identifies the resulting issues of each of the perspective, providing some ideas on how these issues may be addressed.


Process modeling Collaborative processes Case management modeling and notation Executable models Experience report 



This work is co-funded by the European Commission through the LIFE+ Funding program, LIFE14 ENV/GR/000858: LIFE REWEEE.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioannis Routis
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mara Nikolaidou
    • 1
  • Dimosthenis Anagnostopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Harokopio University of AthensKallitheaGreece

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