Using Timed Model Checking for Verifying Workflows

Volker Gruhn, Ralf Laue



The correctness of a workflow specification is critical for the automation of business processes. For this reason, errors in the specification should be detected and corrected as early as possible - at specification time. In this paper, we present a validation method for workflow specifications using model-checking techniques. A formalized workflow specification, its properties and the correctness requirements are translated into a timed state machine that can be analyzed with the UP PA A L model checker. The main contribution of this paper is the use of timed model checking for verifying time-related properties of workflow specifications. Using only one tool (the model checker) for verifying these different kinds of properties gives an advantage over using different specialized algorithms for verifying different kinds of properties.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Gruhn V. and Laue R. (2005). Using Timed Model Checking for Verifying Workflows . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Computer Supported Activity Coordination - Volume 1: CSAC, (ICEIS 2005) ISBN 972-8865-21-X, pages 75-88. DOI: 10.5220/0002559500750088

in Bibtex Style

author={Volker Gruhn and Ralf Laue},
title={Using Timed Model Checking for Verifying Workflows},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Computer Supported Activity Coordination - Volume 1: CSAC, (ICEIS 2005)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Computer Supported Activity Coordination - Volume 1: CSAC, (ICEIS 2005)
TI - Using Timed Model Checking for Verifying Workflows
SN - 972-8865-21-X
AU - Gruhn V.
AU - Laue R.
PY - 2005
SP - 75
EP - 88
DO - 10.5220/0002559500750088