A Proposal for Modeling Standards for Subject-Oriented Modeling with PASS

A Paper for the Interactive Education Material Track for Modeling Principles Based on the Usage of the Metasonic Build PASS-Editor and Their PASS-Engine
  • Matthes Elstermann
  • Detlef Seese
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 284)


This paper discusses and proposes a few standard conventions or best practices in subject-oriented business process modeling with the Parallel Activity Specification Schema (PASS). It is derived from experiences gained at Metasonic as well as teaching experience for several seminar projects at an university. The ideas and concepts were derived as solutions for several minor or mayor problems or issues connected to the creation and handling processes of PASS-graphs. They are presented as a basis for discussion on the topic of practicability and usefulness of certain standards or paradigms. The ideas of this paper have been taught to students and applied in several successful S-BPM projects.


process modeling S-BPM PASS modeling standard 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthes Elstermann
    • 1
  • Detlef Seese
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute AIFBKarlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)KarlsruheGermany

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