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Preserving correctness during business process model configuration

van der Aalst, Wil M., Dumas, Marlon, Gottschalk, Florian, ter Hofstede, Arthur H.M., La Rosa, Marcello, & Mendling, Jan (2008) Preserving correctness during business process model configuration. Formal Aspects of Computing, 22(3-4), pp. 459-482.

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Abstract

A configurable process model captures a family of related process models in a single artifact. Such models are intended to be configured to fit the requirements of specific organizations or projects, leading to individualized process models that are subsequently used for domain analysis or solution design. This paper proposes a formal foundation for individualizing configurable process models incrementally, while preserving correctness, both with respect to syntax and behavioral semantics. Specifically, assuming the configurable process model is behaviorally sound, the individualized process models are guaranteed to be sound. The theory is first developed in the context of Petri nets and then extended to a process modeling notation widely used in practice, namely Event-driven Process Chains.

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ID Code: 15717
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Configurable process model, configuration, Petri net
DOI: 10.1007/s00165-009-0112-0
ISSN: 0934-5043
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Conceptual Modelling (080603)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTATION THEORY AND MATHEMATICS (080200) > Computational Logic and Formal Languages (080203)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 25 Nov 2008
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2014 13:16

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