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Towards executable business processes with the problem oriented engineering process algebra

Kaminski, Dariusz W.; Hall, Jon G. and Rapanotti, Lucia (2011). Towards executable business processes with the problem oriented engineering process algebra. In: IARIA Sixth International Conference on Software Engineering Advances, ICSEA 2011, 23-29 October, 2011, Barcelona.

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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.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 IARIA
Extra Information: ISBN: 978-1-61208-165-6
Pages: 239 to 244
Keywords: process modelling; process algebra; Problem Orientation
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 29991
Depositing User: Lucia Rapanotti
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2011 16:45
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2012 15:05
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/29991
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