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Modeling Workflow Patterns from First Principles

  • Egon Börger
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4801)

Abstract

We propose a small set of parameterized abstract models for workflow patterns, starting from first principles for sequential and distributed control. Appropriate instantiations yield the 43 workflow patterns that have been listed recently by the Business Process Modeling Center. The resulting structural classification of those patterns into eight basic categories, four for sequential and four for parallel workflows, provides a semantical foundation for a rational evaluation of workflow patterns.

Keywords

Multiple Instance Process Instance Abstract State Machine Completion Event Execution Thread 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Egon Börger
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  1. 1.Università di Pisa, Dipartimento di Informatica, I-56125 PisaItaly

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