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Pool, which uses a lane metaphor, places processes of a particular employee, workgroup or section on horizontal or vertical axis and provides clarity and accountability. This indicates the connections, communications and transition between lanes.

Process identifierUnique identifier of the process definition.
Is executableDetermines whether or not the process is executable. There can only ever be one executable business process per process model.

A Pool is the graphical representation of a participant in a collaboration. A participant can be a specific PartnerEntity (e.g., a company) or can be a more general PartnerRole (e.g., a buyer, seller, or manufacturer). A pool may or may not reference a process. A pool is not required to contain a Process, i.e., it can be a “black box.”