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Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
For brevity, this Standard will be referred to as CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 19763-5 throughout.
At the time of publication, ISO/IEC 19763-5:2015 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA Group will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC.
The primary purpose of the multipart standard ISO/IEC 19763 is to specify a metamodel framework for interoperability.
This part of ISO/IEC 19763 specifies the metamodel that describes a facility to register administrative information and selected metadata about process models. The metamodel specified in this part of ISO/IEC 19763 is intended to promote semantic discovery and reuse of process models within/across process model repositories. For this purpose, it provides selected metadata and common semantics of process models created with a specific process modelling language, including Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN), UML (Unified Modelling Language) Activity Diagram and EPC (Event-driven Process Chain), etc. The metamodel can help discovery of the function and composition of a process, and promote reuse of its components at different levels of granularity.
The following are outside the scope of this part of ISO/IEC 19763:
- details related to modelling notations or descriptive languages of process models;
- runtime environments or implementation platforms for executing processes.