Transformación en QVT de Procesos de Desarrollo de Software Basados en SPEM a Workflows (Transformation in QVT of Software Development Process based on SPEM to Workflows)

Fabio Zorzán (, Daniel Riesco (

1Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto
2Universidad Nacional de San Luis

This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: Dec. 2008
Volume: 6,   Issue: 7 
ISSN: 1548-0992

This work provides a solution to automate the software development processes specified by the Software Process Engineering Metamodel (SPEM). To achieve this automation, the software development activities specified in SPEM are transformed in a subprocess specification of the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) defined by Object Management Group (OMG), this transformation is done by Relations language which belongs to Query/Views/ Transformations (QVT). The obtained BPMN subprocess definition is turned into a specification in a standard language to put in action the workflow processes, such as Business Process Execution Language for Web Services (BPEL4WS) o XML Process Definition Language (XPDL). Therefore, in this way, the specification for the language to be implemented will be the input to a Workflow engine. Not only is the automation of the transformation achieved by this specification, but also, and basically, the automation of any software development process specified by SPEM through its transformation into BPMN subprocesses.

Index Terms:
Workflow, SPEM, BPMN, QVT   

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