Marigianna Skouradaki, Vincenzo Ferme, Frank Leymann, Cesare Pautasso, Dieter Roller
6th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2015), Austin, TX, USA
Workflow Management Systems (WfMSs) provide platforms for delivering complex service-oriented applications that need to satisfy enterprise-grade quality of service requirements such as dependability and scalability. In this paper we focus on the case of benchmarking the performance of the core of WfMSs, Workflow Engines, that are compliant with the Business Process Model and Notation 2.0 (<a href="http://www.omg.org/spec/BPMN/2.0/">BPMN 2.0</a>) standard. We first explore the main challenges that need to be met when designing such a benchmark and describe the approaches we designed for tackling them in the <a href="http://design.inf.usi.ch/research/projects/benchflow">BenchFlow project</a>. We discuss our approach to distill the essence of real-world processes to create from it processes for the benchmark, and to ensure that the benchmark finds wide applicability.
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