The semantics of hybrid process models

T. Slaats, D.M.M. Schunselaar, F.M. Maggi, H.A. Reijers

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Abstract

In the area of business process modelling, declarative notations have been proposed as alternatives to notations that follow the dominant, imperative paradigm. Yet, the choice between an imperative or declarative style of modelling is not always easy to make. Instead, a mixture of these styles is sometimes preferable. This observation has underpinned recent calls for so-called hybrid process modelling notations. In this paper, we present a formal semantics for these. In our proposal, a hybrid process model is hierarchical, where each of its sub-processes may be specified in either an imperative or declarative fashion. The semantics we provide will allow modelling communities to build on the benefits of existing imperative and declarative modelling notations, instead of spending their energy on inventing new ones.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2016 Conferences
Subtitle of host publicationConfederated International Conferences: CoopIS, C&TC, and ODBASE 2016, Rhodes, Greece, October 24-28, 2016, Proceedings
EditorsC. Debruyne, H. Panetto, R. Meersman, T. Dillon, E. Kuhn, D. O'Sullivan, C. Agostino Ardagna
PublisherSpringer
Pages531-551
Number of pages21
VolumeDordrecht
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-48472-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-48471-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventConfederated International Conference On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems, OTM 2016 held in conjunction with Conferences on CoopIS, CandTC and ODBASE 2016 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 24 Oct 201628 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10033 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Conference

ConferenceConfederated International Conference On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems, OTM 2016 held in conjunction with Conferences on CoopIS, CandTC and ODBASE 2016
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityRhodes
Period24/10/1628/10/16

Keywords

  • Declare
  • Hybrid process model
  • Petri net
  • Semantics

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