Legacy Issue Number: 9357
Source: Capability Measurement ( Karl Frank)
Issue summary: Need consistent terminology for Categories, Core Elements
aka Graphical Objects
Note: This issue is related to the one above ???3 under the summary:
Which is it, Core Elements, or Flow Objects?.
The text presentation on page 15 of 06-01-01 (section 8.1) introduces
four "basic categories" of Core Modeling Elements.
compare that with Section 9.1, the text preceding Table 9.1, which reads
>>>> "BPMN graphical objects (Flow Objects, Swimlanes, Artifacts and
These same four were earlier said to be the basic Categories aka the
Core Modeling Elements. Now they are said to be the four "graphical
It seems likely that authors of different parts of the text were agreed
that this list of four was speciallly important, but that they did not
use the same terminology for them. They should consistently be termed
"categories", "core elements" or "the BPMN Graphical Objects", but not a
mix of all 3 terminologies.
Since these four categories turn up in so many contexts, they invite
close study, and their seemng importance – at least in the view of the
authors of the spec – suggests that the metamodel of the BPMN domain
should recognize them as important metaclasses. If this implication is
not intended, then the text should get rid of these "categories".
Reported: BPMN 1.0b1 — Fri, 3 Feb 2006 05:00 GMT
Disposition: Resolved — BPMN 1.1
Close, No Change: This issue is out of scope for the RTF and will be addressed by the response to
the BPMN 2.0 RFP.
Revised Text: None
Disposition: Closed, deferred
Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:57 GMT