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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.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 51470
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: 10th International Conference, BPM 2012, Tallinn, Estonia, September 3-6, 2012. Proceedings
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-32885-5_26
ISBN: 9783642328848
ISSN: 0302-9743
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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