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Towards a Formal Semantics and Analysis of BPMN Gateways

  • Outman El HichamiEmail author
  • Mohamed Naoum
  • Mohammed Al Achhab
  • Ismail Berrada
  • Badr Eddine El Mohajir
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9466)

Abstract

This paper deals with formal verification of BPMN models. The lack of an unambiguous definition of the BPMN notations, and the mixing of incompatible BPMN patterns may lead to wrong or incomplete semantics, resulting in some behavioral errors such as deadlocks and multiple termination problems. As formal verification requires formal specification models and in order to create a correct business process, most used approaches consider the formalization of either a subclass of BPMN patterns or specific forms of these patterns. In this paper, thanks to Max+ Algebra, we propose to extend existing approaches by including most of BPMN notations.

Keywords

Business process BPMN Formal semantics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Outman El Hichami
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mohamed Naoum
    • 1
  • Mohammed Al Achhab
    • 2
  • Ismail Berrada
    • 3
  • Badr Eddine El Mohajir
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of SciencesUAETetouanMorocco
  2. 2.National School of Applied SciencesUAETetouanMorocco
  3. 3.Faculty of Sciences and TechnologyUSMBAFezMorocco

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