Execution Semantics for Service Choreographies

  • Gero Decker
  • Johannes Maria Zaha
  • Marlon Dumas
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4184)


A service choreography is a model of interactions in which a set of services engage to achieve a goal, seen from the perspective of an ideal observer that records all messages exchanged between these services. Choreographies have been put forward as a starting point for building service-oriented systems since they provide a global picture of the system’s behavior. In previous work we presented a language for service choreography modeling targeting the early phases of the development lifecycle. This paper provides an execution semantics for this language in terms of a mapping to π-calculus. This formal semantics provides a basis for analyzing choreographies. The paper reports on experiences using the semantics to detect unreachable interactions.


Repeated Interaction Service Interaction Stop Condition Business Process Execution Language Execution Semantic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gero Decker
    • 1
  • Johannes Maria Zaha
    • 2
  • Marlon Dumas
    • 2
  1. 1.SAP Research CentreBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

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