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Formal Analysis of BPMN models using Event-B

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jeremy Bryans



The use of business process models has gone far beyond documentation purposes. In the development of business applications, they can play the role of an artifact on which high level properties can be verified and design errors can be revealed in an effort to reduce overhead at later software development and diagnosis stages. This paper demonstrates how formal verification may add value to the specification, design and development of business processes models in an industrial setting. The analysis of these models is achieved via an algorithmic translation from the de-facto standard business process modeling language BPMN to Event-B, a widely used formal language supported by the Rodin platform which offers a range of simulation and verification technologies.

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Author(s): Bryans JW, Wei W

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2010

Pages: 22

Print publication date: 01/05/2010

Source Publication Date: May 2010

Report Number: 1201

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne