Kaminski, Dariusz Wojciech; Hall, Jon and Rapanotti, Lucia
Towards executable business processes with problem oriented engineering process algebra.
In: 6th International Conference of Software Engineering Advances (ICSEA), 23-29 October, 2011, Barcelona.
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 Rapan- otti 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.
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