Workflow verification: Finding control-flow errors using Petri-net-based techniques

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Workflow management systems facilitate the everyday operation of business processes by taking care of the logistic control of work. In contrast to traditional information systems, they attempt to support frequent changes of the workflows at hand. Therefore, the need for analysis methods to verify the correctness of workflows is becoming more prominent. In this chapter we present a method based on Petri nets. This analysis method exploits the structure of the Petri net to find potential errors in the design of the workflow. Moreover, the analysis method allows for the compositional verification of workflows.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Process Management: Models, Techniques, and Empirical Studies
EditorsW.M.P. Aalst, van der, J. Desel, A. Oberweis
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-67454-2
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


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