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Verification of Deployed Artifact Systems via Data Abstraction

  • Francesco Belardinelli
  • Alessio Lomuscio
  • Fabio Patrizi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7084)

Abstract

Artifact systems are a novel paradigm for specifying and implementing business processes described in terms of interacting modules called artifacts. Artifacts consist of data and lifecycle models, accounting for the relational structure of the artifact state and its possible evolutions over time. We consider the problem of verifying artifact systems against specifications expressed in quantified temporal logic. This problem is in general undecidable. However, when artifact systems are deployed, their states can contain only a bounded number of elements. We exploit this fact to develop an abstraction technique that enables us to verify deployed artifact systems by model checking their bounded abstraction.

Keywords

Business Process Model Check Data Abstraction Database Schema Kripke Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Belardinelli
    • 1
  • Alessio Lomuscio
    • 1
  • Fabio Patrizi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ComputingImperial College LondonUK

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