Modeling and verification of workflow nets

M. Voorhoeve

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Abstract

A semantics for workflow processes is proposed, based on tasks that have a duration and may be executed concurrently. The semantics supports operators that can be used to compose processes from simpler ones. An important operator is refinement, replacing a task by a process. By abstracting from certain tasks, a related notion allows verifications based upon step by step reduction of the process. The approach is illustrated by means of an example Petri net model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Workshop on Workflow Management: Net-based Concepts, Models, Techniques, and Tools (WFM'98, Lisbon, Portugal, June 22, 1998)
EditorsW.M.P. Aalst, van der
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Pages96-108
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Publication series

NameComputing Science Reports
Volume98/07
ISSN (Print)9432-0101

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