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BPMN 2 Public Submission Available

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by Sebastian Stein in ARIS BPM Blog posted on 2008-09-16

BPMNFor those of you not directly involved with OMG, it might be interesting to know that since some days a first public submission for BPMN 2 is available on OMG's homepage. This is of course not yet the final specification, but at least the overall picture gets clearer now. You will notice many open issues while browsing the document. But it still shows how BPMN 2 is going to look like.

Bruce already has a first review on the submission. Of course, there are still many problems and unclear definitions. Like Bruce, I was also wondering about the very blurry definition of business process diagram. But I'm pretty sure that those problems will be removed in the final specification. However, I like to encourage everybody to provide such detailed comments as Bruce did. That is why a public draft is released so that everybody can comment on it!

Now what is your first impression of the BPMN 2 draft? Are you satisfied or were you looking for something else?

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Thomas Allweyer posted on 2008-09-17

There are two competing drafts on OMG’s homepage. The one IDS Scheer was involved is available at
It is also the one Bruce Silver is commenting on.

Sebastian Stein posted on 2008-09-17

Absolutely right, I mixed up the links. I now changed the links. I’m sorry for this confusion… :-(

Ken Pulverman posted on 2009-08-26

Does anyone have a link that does not require a OMG member login that you could e-mail me?  We are members at Oracle, but I am not sure who our point person is just yet.

If you have a link or could e-mail me the file please send it to ken.pulverman(at)

Sebastian Stein posted on 2009-08-27

Hi Ken,

I have forwarded your request to the responsible person at Oracle by email.