A four dimensional petri net approach for workflow management

Ping Yu Hsu, Yen Liang Chen, Yuan Bin Chang

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Abstract

Workflow management is a fast evolving technology which can support business process reengineering and realize the full or partial automatic process of a business. A formal model of workflow should contain at least four major dimensions: the process, resource, case and time dimensions. Although much research has been devoted to this subject, to the best of our knowledge, no existing research is able to model workflow with the four dimensions at the same time. In this paper, a formal model, named as WF-RAPN (A Resource Assignment Petri Net for Workflow Management) is shown. The model extends traditional Petri Nets with resource assignments and case handling. To guarantee that resources are correctly consumed and execution time of each case is soundly calculated in the modeled processes, a formal set of WF-RAPN composition rules are designed and the proof of the correctness is also shown in the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDatabase Systems for Advanced Applications - 11th International Conference, DASFAA 2006, Proceedings
Pages617-627
Number of pages11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Event11th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, DASFAA 2006 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 12 Apr 200615 Apr 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3882 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, DASFAA 2006
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period12/04/0615/04/06

Keywords

  • Petri nets
  • Resource assignment
  • WF-RAPN
  • Workflow

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