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Towards Executable Business Processes with the Problem Oriented Engineering Process Algebra
Dariusz W. Kaminski
Jon G. Hall
Keywords: process modelling; process algebra; Problem Orientation.
The paper introduces a process algebra for business process models. The algebra is located within Problem Oriented Engineering, a framework for engineering design, and is based on a process pattern defined by Hall and Rapanotti by which Problem Oriented Engineering developments should be structured. The pattern is a generator for processes being composable in three ways: in sequence, in parallel and fractally. In explicating this process algebra, a machine readable and animatable CSP is used, which forms a semantic basis for the behaviour modelling of processes. The benefits of this algebra are: simplicity, support for business process analysis and synthesis, and explicit recognition of choices (and their impact) made by agents.
Pages: 239 to 244
Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2011
Publication date: October 23, 2011
Published in: conference
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Dates: from October 23, 2011 to October 29, 2011