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ThinkMind // ICSEA 2011, The Sixth International Conference on Software Engineering Advances // View article icsea_2011_10_30_10492


Towards Executable Business Processes with the Problem Oriented Engineering Process Algebra

Authors:
Dariusz W. Kaminski
Jon G. Hall
Lucia Rapanotti

Keywords: process modelling; process algebra; Problem Orientation.

Abstract:
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

ISSN: 2308-4235

ISBN: 978-1-61208-165-6

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Dates: from October 23, 2011 to October 29, 2011

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