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Deontic Process Diagrams

  • Felix KossakEmail author
  • Christa Illibauer
  • Verena Geist
  • Christine Natschläger
  • Thomas Ziebermayr
  • Bernhard Freudenthaler
  • Theodorich Kopetzky
  • Klaus-Dieter Schewe
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Abstract

In most BPMLs, modality is implicitly expressed through the structure of the process flow, so all activities are (tacitly) obligatory, and whenever something should be optional, a gateway is used to split the process flow, which offers the possibility to execute the activity or to do nothing. In this chapter, we present a deontic classification of tasks, that is, we explicitly classify tasks as obligatory, permissible, forbidden or alternative with respect to others. This improves readability by highlighting the modality and allows reducing the structural complexity of the process diagram. We, therefore, present a notation for deontically classified tasks, combining symbols and colour encoding, demonstrate their usage based on the Control-Flow Patterns (part of the Workflow Patterns) and provide a semantics for such tasks. Furthermore, we define a graph transformation from classical process diagrams to deontic process diagrams and prove that this transformation is terminating, confluent, and that the original diagram and the deontic diagram are semantically equivalent.

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Business Process Graph Transformation Deontic Logic Business Process Execution Language Business Travel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Felix Kossak
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christa Illibauer
    • 1
  • Verena Geist
    • 1
  • Christine Natschläger
    • 1
  • Thomas Ziebermayr
    • 1
  • Bernhard Freudenthaler
    • 1
  • Theodorich Kopetzky
    • 1
  • Klaus-Dieter Schewe
    • 1
  1. 1.Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbHHagenberg im MühlkreisAustria

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