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Analyzing Interacting BPEL Processes

by Niels Lohmann, Peter Massuthe, Christian Stahl, and Daniela Weinberg

Abstract. This paper addresses the problem of analyzing theinteraction between BPEL processes. We present a technology chain that starts out with a BPEL process and transforms it into a Petri net model. On the model we decide controllability of the process (the existence of a partner process, such that both can interact properly) and compute its operating guideline (a characterization of all properly interacting partner processes). A case study demonstrates the value of this technology chain.

Appeared as peer-reviewed conference paper in Business Process Management, 4th International Conference, BPM 2006, Vienna, Austria, September 5-7, 2006, Proceedings.