Practical Compiler-Based User Support during the Development of Business Processes
An erroneous execution of business processes causes high costs and could damage the prestige of the providing company. Therefore, validation of the correctness of business processes is essential. In general, business processes are described with Petri nets semantics, even though this kind of description allows only algorithms with a worse processing time and bad failure information to this moment.
In this paper, we describe new compiler-based techniques that could be used instead of Petri net algorithms for the verification of business processes. Basic idea of our approach is, to start analyses on different points of workflow graphs and to find potential structural errors. These developed techniques improved other known approaches, as it guarantees a precise visualization and explanation of all determined structural errors, which substantially supports the development of business processes.
KeywordsBusiness Process Direct Path Structural Error Activation Point Outgoing Edge
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