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From BPEL Processes to YAWL Workflows

  • Antonio Brogi
  • Razvan Popescu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4184)

Abstract

BPEL is currently the most widespread language for composing Web services, but it lacks formal semantics. YAWL is a workflow language with a well defined formal semantics that implements the most common workflow patterns. In this paper we provide a methodology for translating BPEL processes into YAWL workflows, thus paving the way for the formal analysis, aggregation and adaptation of BPEL processes. The approach we propose defines a YAWL pattern for each BPEL activity. The translation of a BPEL process reduces then to suitably instantiating and interconnecting the patterns of its activities.

Keywords

Business Process Formal Semantic Great Common Divisor Guard Condition BPEL Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Brogi
    • 1
  • Razvan Popescu
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of PisaItaly

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