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Welcome to the BPMN Model Interchange Working Group (BPMN MIWG) Wiki

BPMN MIWG by is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Chair or BPMN MIWG: Denis Gagne from Trisotech


The purpose of the BPMN MIWG is to support, facilitate, and promote the interchange of BPMN Models.


  • Facilitate and demonstrate BPMN Model Interchange amongst tools that implement the standard
    • Define various test cases that address both breadth and depth of BPMN Model Interchange taking into consideration the various defined conformance classes of the BPMN standard (Initial scope will be limited to the Process Modeling Conformance Class and its sub-classes)
  • Resolve vendors’ misinterpretation of the specification that inhibit BPMN Model Interchange
    • Guide and support vendor into their implementations of the standard
  • Identify and report defects that break BPMN Model Interchange
    • Identify and report BPMN specification Model Interchange issues to the BPMN RTF for resolution
  • Establish a BPMN Model Interchange demonstration infrastructure to support the above, including:
    • Demonstration Processes,
    • Guidelines, and
    • Validation tools.

Guiding Principles

  • Transparency
  • Inclusion
  • Collaboration
  • Openness


Requirements of Participation and How to Join

  • All parties interested in contributing to BPMN Model Interchange are welcomed
  • Regular web meeting contributions expected
  • Some Face to Face meetings may be scheduled during OMG Technical Meetings
  • To join contact

Web Meetings

BPMN MIWG Repository

  • BPMN 2.0 Test Cases (Models, Diagrams, Serializations) created by the BPMN Model Interchange Working Group (BPMN MIWG)
  • along with testing procedures can be found here:
  • Current Test Results on Various Tools are available here:

Resources & Publications

Intro to BPMN MIWG (from Boris)

1. Kurz M, Menge F, Misiak Z (2014): Diagram Interchangeability in BPMN 2. Recommended reading for the OCEB 2 OMG BPMN 2 Certification.

2. Bonnet F, Decker G, Dugan L, Kurz M, Zbigniew M, Ringuette S (2014): Making BPMN a True lingua franca. In: 2014.

3. Kurz, Matthias; Gangé, Denis; Bonnet, Francois; Ringuette, Simon; Stephenson, Tim; Misiak, Zbigniew (2015): BPMN Interchange in Practice. In: BPM Eastern Europe Events 2015. Bucharest, December 15th 2015. (No URL found)

4. M. Kurz (2016), “BPMN Model Interchange: The Quest for Interoperability,” in Sanz, J L (Ed.): S-BPM ONE 2016 – Recent Advances in Process-Oriented Thinking and Process-Driven Developments, Erlangen, Germany, April 7-8, 2016. Proceedings. New York: ACM. (Paywall)

Alternative Implementation Sub-Group

2019 Model Interchange Capability DEMO

* Demo made at the OMG Technical meeting in Amsterdam 2019

Video of the Demo:

Presentation of the Demo:

2018 Model Interchange Capability DEMO

* Demo made at the OMG Technical meeting in Seattle 2018

Video of the Demo:

2017 Model Interchange Capability DEMO

* Demo made at the OMG Technical meeting in Brussels 2017

Blog post on the demo:

Video of the Demo:

2016 Model Interchange Capability DEMO

Presentation of the Demo:

Video of the Demo:

2015 Model Interchange Capability DEMO BPM EE

Demo made during the BPM Eastern Europe 2015 Forum:

BPM EE 2015

Presentation of the demo:

2015 Model Interchange Capability DEMO

OMG Press release available here:

Video of the Demo (Click on image)

Berlin 2015 Video

Presentation of the Demo

2014 Model Interchange Capability DEMO

BPMN MIWG Demonstration

Press release available here:

bpmNext 2014 Video

 Google Hangout Video

Interactive Walkthrough of the Demo

Page of the event on our Public Repository

Press Kit for the event

Despite wide adoption of the BPMN notation, smooth BPMN model interchange between tools still poses a problem. The BPMN Model Interchange Working Group (MIWG) is an official OMG working body with the mandate to support, facilitate and promote the interchange of BPMN Models. This capability demonstration will showcase the iterative elaboration and interchange of a BPMN model using tools from various leading BPMN vendors.

Co-located event

  • March 26th, 2014 at 14:00hrs (ET) in Reston (DC) during OMG Technical Meeting
  • March 26th, 2014 at 11:00hrs (PT) in Asilmar (CA) during BPM Next 2014

2013 Model Interchange Capability Demo

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