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Verifying workflows with cancellation regions and OR-joins: An approach based on reset nets and reachability analysis

Wynn, Moe T., van der Aalst, Wil M., ter Hofstede, Arthur H.M., & Edmond, David (2006) Verifying workflows with cancellation regions and OR-joins: An approach based on reset nets and reachability analysis. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4102, pp. 389-394.

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Abstract

When dealing with complex business processes (e.g., in the context of a workflow implementation or the configuration of some process-aware information system), it is important but sometimes difficult to determine whether a process contains any errors. The concepts such as cancellation and OR-joins occur naturally in business scenarios but the presence of these features in process models poses new challenges for verification. We take on the challenge of finding new verification techniques for workflows with cancellation regions and OR-joins. The proposed approach relies on reset nets and reachability analysis. We present these techniques in the context of workflow language YAWL that provides direct support for these features. We have extended the graphical editor of YAWL with these diagnostic features.

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ID Code: 10967
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Business Process Management: 4th International Conference, BPM 2006, Vienna, Austria, September 5-7, 2006. Proceedings
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Keywords: Workflow verification, Cancellation, OR, joins, Reset nets, YAWL
DOI: 10.1007/11841760_28
ISBN: 9783540389019
ISSN: 1611-3349
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems not elsewhere classified (080699)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Springer
Deposited On: 27 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2013 11:53

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