Verifiable UML Artifact-Centric Business Process Models

Diego Calvanese, Marco Montali, Montserrat Estanol, and Ernest Teniente

Proc. of the 23rd ACM Int. Conf. on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2014). 2014.

Artifact-centric business process models have gained increasing momentum recently due to their ability to combine structural (i.e., data related) with dynamical (i.e., process related) aspects. In particular, two main lines of research have been pursued so far: one tailored to business artifact modeling languages and methodologies, the other focused on the foundations for their formal verification. In this paper, we merge these two lines of research, by showing how recent theoretical decidability results for verification can be fruitfully transferred to a concrete UML-based modeling methodology. In particular, we identify additional steps in the methodology that, in significant cases, guarantee the possibility of verifying the resulting models against rich first-order temporal properties. Notably, our results can be seamlessly transferred to different languages for the specification of the artifact lifecycles.

   title = "Verifiable UML Artifact-Centric Business Process Models",
   year = "2014",
   author = "Diego Calvanese and Marco Montali and Montserrat Estanol and
Ernest Teniente",
   booktitle = "Proc. of the 23rd ACM Int. Conf. on Information and
Knowledge Management (CIKM 2014)",
   pages = "1289--1298",
   doi = "10.1145/2661829.2662050",
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