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Authors: Ahlem Ben Younes and Leila Jemni Ben Ayed

Affiliation: Research Unit of Technologies of Information and Communication (UTIC) ESSTT, Tunisia

ISBN: 978-989-8425-23-2

Keyword(s): Specification, Formal Verification, Validation, UML, Event B, Workflow Applications.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Agents ; Artificial Intelligence ; Communication and Software Infrastructure ; Cross-Feeding between Data and Software Engineering ; e-Business ; Enterprise Information Systems ; Model-Driven Engineering ; Requirements Elicitation and Specification ; Service-Oriented Computing ; Services ; Software Engineering ; Software Engineering Methods and Techniques

Abstract: This paper presents a transformation of UML activity diagrams (AD) into Event B for the specification and the verification of workflow applications. With this transformation, UML models could be verified by verifying derived event B models, automatically, using the B powerful support tools like B4free. The workflows is initially expressed graphically with UML AD and translated into Event B. The resulting model is then enriched with Invariants/Assertions describing functional properties of workflow models such as deadlock-inexistence. We present translation rules of UML AD into EventB, and we propose also a translation process of UML AD into EventB specifications based on the refinement technique of Event B to encode the hierarchical decomposition in UML AD. Also, we propose a solution to specify time in Event B, and by an example of workflow application, we illustrate the proposed technique.

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Paper citation in several formats:
Ben Younes A.; Jemni Ben Ayed L. and (2010). SPECIFICATION AND VERIFICATION OF WORKFLOW APPLICATIONS USING A COMBINATION OF UML ACTIVITY DIAGRAMS AND EVENT B.In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-8425-23-2, pages 312-316. DOI: 10.5220/0003012003120316

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title={SPECIFICATION AND VERIFICATION OF WORKFLOW APPLICATIONS USING A COMBINATION OF UML ACTIVITY DIAGRAMS AND EVENT B},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT,},
year={2010},
pages={312-316},
publisher={SciTePress},
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doi={10.5220/0003012003120316},
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JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT,
TI - SPECIFICATION AND VERIFICATION OF WORKFLOW APPLICATIONS USING A COMBINATION OF UML ACTIVITY DIAGRAMS AND EVENT B
SN - 978-989-8425-23-2
AU - Ben Younes, A.
AU - Jemni Ben Ayed, L.
PY - 2010
SP - 312
EP - 316
DO - 10.5220/0003012003120316

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