Transforming BPEL to Petri Nets

  • Sebastian Hinz
  • Karsten Schmidt
  • Christian Stahl
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3649)


We present a Petri net semantics for the Business Process Execution Language for Web Services (BPEL). Our semantics covers the standard behaviour of BPEL as well as the exceptional behaviour (e.g. faults, events, compensation). The semantics is implemented as a parser that translates BPEL specifications into the input language of the Petri net model checking tool LoLA. We demonstrate that the semantics is well suited for computer aided verification purposes.


Business process modeling and analysis Formal models in business process management Process verification and validation BPEL Petri nets 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastian Hinz
    • 1
  • Karsten Schmidt
    • 1
  • Christian Stahl
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für InformatikHumboldt–Universität zu BerlinBerlin

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