Business Process Modelling

Course Description

This course deals with Business Processes: how one can use business process in a Service-oriented Architecture, how to model business processes and how to execute such artefacts.

Teaching Staff

Firstame Lastname Contact Office Role
Sébastien Mosser +33 4 92 96 50 58, (www), (email) Templiers Ouest, #444 Coordinator

Level 4 of the “Templiers Ouest” building implements a restrictive access control policy, with respect to CNRS regulations. Thus, if you want to visit your teacher, you must contact him by phone to unlock the entry door. Use your cellphone or the public intercom available at the door (replacing +33 4 92 96 by 2).

Planning & Course Material

Week Topic Lecturer Delivery
38 Course organisation, Introduction to BPM, Perfect Murder Workshop SM
39 Modelling project
40 Modelling project Biblio workplan
41 Modelling project Review #1
42 Industrial Presentation (Amadeus), Modelling project E. Viguie
43 Modelling project review #2
44 No session (November 1st)
45 Modelling project Bibliographic study
46 Modelling project Final review

Project Description

The business process modelling course module relies on an introductory lecture, with 1h30 of theoretical presentation and 2h30 of hands-on session using a collaborative design approach. It is your responsibility for the next session to build a team of 3 to 4 students and select one of the available requirements (first come, first served)

Each team will be assigned to a single Process Owner (P.O). A corpus of document is available on a private repository for you to perform your own research. Project sessions are supervised from 8AM to 10AM each Wednesday morning. You’ll have ~30 minutes (in average) to discuss and exchange with the professor. The two other hours support unsupervised work by the teams on their projects.

Available Requirements & Process Owners

  • Admission to an Engineering School (P.O.: Igor Litovsky)
    • Aurélien, Florent, Anthony, Jérémy F.
  • Apprenticeship management (P.O.: Philippe Collet)
    • Gaspard, Adrien, Alexandre, Hamza
  • Industrial Partnership (P.O.: Véronique Guerin)
    • Khadim, Gunther, Yasin, Maxime
  • Academic year management (P.O.: Christophe Papazian)
    • Arnaud, Mathias, Fadoua, Jérémy L.
  • Foreign Partnerships (P.O.: Lydie Nguyen & Johana Wichombe)
  • Teaching department management (P.O.: Mireille Blay-Fornarino)

Bibliographic study (individual)

  • For week #40: Bibliography study workplan
    • Select a theme to study (e.g., “Process quality”), based on the paper categories available in the corpus
    • Identify 3 to 5 articles in the corpus consistent with the selected theme
    • Send your choice (theme + papers) on the Slack! (First-come, first served)
  • For week #45 (12.11.2017, 7PM, email to with “BPM Biblio” as object): Bibliography study
    • Read the articles!
    • Write an paper (~5 pages max, named lastname.pdf) using the ACM SIGCONF style (Word & LaTeX templates available) that:
      • Gives a definition of the theme you chose to address;
      • Identify the research questions and results obtained in your papers;
      • Provides a global and critical analysis of these results with respect to your theme and the year of publication.

Process Deliverable (Week 46, 15.11, 8AM)

  • A report validated by the P.O. associated to your process, and containing:
    • Process description using BPMN at both abstract & concrete levels;
    • Minutes of intermediates meetings (e.g., process reviews) with your P.O., if any;
    • Identification of Key Performance Indicators associated to the processes;
    • Simulation graphs associated to the processes;
    • An exhaustive bibliography of the resources used to perform this assignment.
  • A GitHub repository pointing to a Flowable project (dockerized)
    • Following the same code architecture as the one given in the sample project
    • The containerized version of the application is obtained with “./”
    • After having been built, it starts with “./”
    • A file at the root level, describing the project (authors, purpose) and pros/cons associated to the project
    • A set of open issues in the repository to pursue this work

Lab Resources & Tooling


The students are individually evaluated according to successives demonstrations of the status of their project (respectively 10%, 20%, 30%), plus an individual bibliography study (40%).

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