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Towards Analysis of Flexible and Collaborative Workflow Using Recursive ECATNets

  • Kamel Barkaoui
  • Awatef Hicheur
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4928)

Abstract

In this paper we define a model, namely the recursive ECATNets (Recatnets) based on a sound combination of Extended Concurrent Algebraic Term nets and Recursive Petri nets, allowing a concise modeling of dynamic reconfiguration mechanisms of flexible workflow processes. The descriptive power of Recatnes is well-suited for collaborative workflows modeling. Moreover the use of model checking techniques to prove liveness and safety properties becomes possible due to their semantics defined in conditional rewriting logic.

Keywords

Recursive Petri nets Flexible collaborative workflow Rewriting logic 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kamel Barkaoui
    • 1
  • Awatef Hicheur
    • 1
  1. 1.CEDRIC-CNAMFrance

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