Hands-on Artefact-Centric Business Process Modelling with MERODE

Artefact-centric business process modelling was proposed by IBM in their BALSA framework in 2008. Since then, it has gained interest as a way to achieve data-aware process modelling, e.g. as proposed in the Philharmonics Framework. This tutorial will first review the basic components of the BALSA-framework and the Philharmonics Framework. Subsequently a case will be be elaborated, making use of the MERODE tools: the MERLIN modelling environment and the associated code-generator. 

The part of the tutorial will be hands on: the attendees will create the model in the tools themselves.

The attendees will receive a copy of the slides and a set of papers covering the material seen in the tutorial. All tools used during the tutorial are freely accessible or downloadable.

A list of learning objectives and how these provide value to the attendees

By the end of the tutorial, the attendee
- is familiar with the concepts of artefact-centric process modelling
- know how to elaborate and artefact-centric model in MERLIN
- can use the code generator to generate a prototype application from this model

The expected background of the attendees

Attendees are expected to be familiar with UML Class Diagrams and UML statecharts


Monique Snoeck is full professor at the KU Leuven, Research Center for Management Informatics (LIRIS), and visiting professor at the UNamur. Her research focuses on smart learning environments, enterprise modeling, requirements engineering, model-driven engineering and business process management and learning analytics. Her main guiding research themes are the integration of different modelling approaches into a comprehensive approach, the quality of models through formal grounding, model to code transformations, educational aspects of conceptual modelling and Technology-enhanced Learning. She has published over 130 peer-reviewed papers.


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