Formal Modeling and SMT-Based Parameterized Verification of Multi-Case Data-Aware BPMN

Diego Calvanese, Silvio Ghilardi, Alessandro Gianola, Marco Montali, and Andrey Rivkin

Technical Report, e-Print archive. CoRR Technical Report arXiv:1905.12991 2019. Available at

We propose DAB -- a data-aware extension of the BPMN de-facto standard with the ability of operating over case and persistent data (partitioned into a read-only catalog and a read-write repository), and that balances between expressiveness and the possibility of supporting parameterized verification of safety properties on top of it. In particular, we take inspiration from the literature on verification of artifact systems, and consider verification problems where safety properties are checked irrespectively of the content of the read-only catalog, possibly considering an unbounded number of active cases and tuples in the catalog and repository. Such problems are tackled using fully implemented array-based backward reachability techniques belonging to the well-established tradition of SMT model checking. We also identify relevant classes of DABs for which the backward reachability procedure implemented in the MCMT array-based model checker is sound and complete, and then further strengthen such classes to ensure termination.

   title = "Formal Modeling and SMT-Based Parameterized Verification of
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   year = "2019",
   author = "Diego Calvanese and Silvio Ghilardi and Alessandro Gianola and
Marco Montali and Andrey Rivkin",
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   number = "arXiv:1905.12991",
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