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Model Checking of BPMN Models for Reconfigurable Workflows

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Manuel Mazzara



Nowadays, business enterprises often need to dynamically reconfigure their internal processes in order to improve the efficiency of the business flow. However, modifications of the workflow usually lead to several problems in terms of deadlock freedom, completeness and security. A solid solution to these problems consists in the application of model checking techniques in order to verify if specific properties of the workflow are preserved by the change in configuration. Our goal in this work is to develop a formal verification procedure to deal with these problems. The first step consists in developing a formal definition of a BPMN model of a business workflow. Then, a given BPMN model is translated into a formal model specified in Promela. Finally, by using the SPIN model checker, the correctness of the reconfigured workflow is verified.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Polanco Aguilar JC, Hasebe K, Mazzara M, Kato K

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2011

Pages: 6

Print publication date: 01/09/2011

Source Publication Date: September 2011

Report Number: 1274

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

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne