Monitoring Business Constraints with Linear Temporal Logic: An Approach Based on Colored Automata
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Today’s information systems record real-time information about business processes. This enables the monitoring of business constraints at runtime. In this paper, we present a novel runtime verification framework based on linear temporal logic and colored automata. The framework continuously verifies compliance with respect to a predefined constraint model. Our approach is able to provide meaningful diagnostics even after a constraint is violated. This is important as in reality people and organizations will deviate and in many situations it is not desirable or even impossible to circumvent constraint violations. As demonstrated in this paper, there are several approaches to recover after the first constraint violation. Traditional approaches that simply check constraints are unable to recover after the first violation and still foresee (inevitable) future violations. The framework has been implemented in the process mining tool ProM.
KeywordsRuntime Verification Monitoring Linear Temporal Logic Declare Automata
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