Isotactics as a foundation for alignment and abstraction of behavioral models
Polyvyanyy, Artem, Weidlich, Matthias, & Weske, Mathias (2012) Isotactics as a foundation for alignment and abstraction of behavioral models. In Barros, Alistair, Gal, Avigdor, & Kindler, Ekkart (Eds.) Lecture Notes in Computer Science : Business Process Management, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Tallinn, Estonia, pp. 335-351.
There are many use cases in business process management that require the comparison of behavioral models. For instance, verifying equivalence is the basis for assessing whether a technical workflow correctly implements a business process, or whether a process realization conforms to a reference process. This paper proposes an equivalence relation for models that describe behaviors based on the concurrency semantics of net theory and for which an alignment relation has been defined. This equivalence, called isotactics, preserves the level of concurrency of aligned operations. Furthermore, we elaborate on the conditions under which an alignment relation can be classified as an abstraction. Finally, we show that alignment relations induced by structural refinements of behavioral models are indeed behavioral abstractions.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Additional Information:||10th International Conference, BPM 2012, Tallinn, Estonia, September 3-6, 2012. Proceedings|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (080500) > Distributed Computing not elsewhere classified (080599)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems Management (080609)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems Theory (080611)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Information Systems|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg|
|Copyright Statement:||The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32885-5_26|
|Deposited On:||06 Jul 2012 12:24|
|Last Modified:||05 May 2014 01:59|
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