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Verification of GSM-Based Artifact-Centric Systems through Finite Abstraction

  • Francesco Belardinelli
  • Alessio Lomuscio
  • Fabio Patrizi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7636)

Abstract

The GSM framework provides a methodology for the development of artifact-centric systems, an increasingly popular paradigm in service-oriented computing. In this paper we tackle the problem of verifying GSM programs in a multi-agent system setting. We provide an embedding from GSM into a suitable multi-agent systems semantics for reasoning about knowledge and time at the first-order level. While we observe that GSM programs generate infinite models, we isolate a large class of “amenable” systems, which we show admit finite abstractions and are therefore verifiable through model checking. We illustrate the contribution with a procurement use-case taken from the relevant business process literature.

Keywords

Business Process Model Check Database Schema Predicate Symbol Ground Event 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Belardinelli
    • 1
  • Alessio Lomuscio
    • 1
  • Fabio Patrizi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ComputingImperial College LondonUK
  2. 2.DIIAGSapienza Università di RomaItaly

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