Analyzing Interacting BPEL Processes

  • Niels Lohmann
  • Peter Massuthe
  • Christian Stahl
  • Daniela Weinberg
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4102)

Abstract

This paper addresses the problem of analyzing the interaction between BPEL processes. We present a technology chain that starts out with a BPEL process and transforms it into a Petri net model. On the model we decide controllability of the process (the existence of a partner process, such that both can interact properly) and compute its operating guideline (a characterization of all properly interacting partner processes). A case study demonstrates the value of this technology chain.

Keywords

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

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Niels Lohmann
    • 1
  • Peter Massuthe
    • 1
  • Christian Stahl
    • 1
  • Daniela Weinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für InformatikHumboldt–Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany

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