eSPEM – A SPEM Extension for Enactable Behavior Modeling

  • Ralf Ellner
  • Samir Al-Hilank
  • Johannes Drexler
  • Martin Jung
  • Detlef Kips
  • Michael Philippsen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6138)


OMG’s SPEM – by means of its (semi-)formal notation – allows for a detailed description of development processes and methodologies, but can only be used for a rather coarse description of their behavior. Concepts for a more fine-grained behavior model are considered out of scope of the SPEM standard and have to be provided by other standards like BPDM/BPMN or UML. However, a coarse granularity of the behavior model often impedes a computer-aided enactment of a process model. Therefore, in this paper we present eSPEM, an extension of SPEM, that is based on the UML meta-model and focused on fine-grained behavior and life-cycle modeling and thereby supports automated enactment of development processes.


Behavior Modeling Software Development Process Object Management Group Eclipse Modeling Framework Business Process Modeling Notation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralf Ellner
    • 1
  • Samir Al-Hilank
    • 2
  • Johannes Drexler
    • 2
  • Martin Jung
    • 2
  • Detlef Kips
    • 1
    • 2
  • Michael Philippsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science Department 2, Programming Systems GroupUniversity of Erlangen-NurembergErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Develop group Basys GmbHErlangenGermany

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