WofBPEL: A Tool for Automated Analysis of BPEL Processes
Ouyang, Chun, Verbeek, Eric, van der Aalst, Wil M.P., Breutel, Stephan W., Dumas, Marlon, & ter Hofstede, Arthur H.M. (2005) WofBPEL: A Tool for Automated Analysis of BPEL Processes. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3826, pp. 484-489.
Web service composition refers to the creation of new (Web) services by combination of functionality provided by existing ones. This paradigm has gained significant attention in the Web services community and is seen as a pillar for building service-oriented applications. A number of domain-specific languages for service composition have been proposed with consensus being formed around a process-oriented language known as BPEL. The kernel of BPEL consists of simple communication primitives that may be combined using control-flow constructs expressing sequence, branching, parallelism, synchronisation, etc. As a result, BPEL process definitions lend themselves to static flow-based analysis techniques. In this paper, we describe a tool that performs two types of static checks and extracts meta-data to optimise dynamic resource management. The tool operates by translating BPEL processes into Petri nets and exploiting existing Petri net analysis techniques. It relies on a comprehensive and rigorously defined mapping of BPEL constructs into Petri net structures.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Business process modelling, Web services, BPEL, tool, based verification, Petri nets|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems Development Methodologies (080608)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
Past > Schools > Information Systems
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 Springer|
|Copyright Statement:||This is the author-version of the work. Conference proceedings published, by Springer Verlag, will be available via SpringerLink. http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/ Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|Deposited On:||19 Jul 2006|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:11|
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