Reasoning about repairability of workflows at design time

Gaston Tagni*, Annette Ten Teije, Frank Van Harmelen

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This paper describes an approach for reasoning about the repairability of workflows at design time. We propose a heuristic-based analysis of a workflow that aims at evaluating its definition, considering different design aspects and characteristics that affect its repairability (called repairability factors), in order to determine if the workflow schema supports repairable executions of its activities through the application of repair actions. The analysis intents to identify and evaluate the impact of critical design flaws affecting the repairability of workflows. The results of this analysis are fed back to the workflow designer and used to improve the repairability of the workflow by making appropriate changes to its definition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Process Management Workshops - BPM 2008 International Workshops - Revised Papers
Number of pages13
Volume17 LNBIP
ISBN (Print)9783642003271
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event6th International Conference on Business Process Management - Workshops, BPM 2008 - Milano, Italy
Duration: 1 Sep 20084 Sep 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume17 LNBIP
ISSN (Print)18651348


Conference6th International Conference on Business Process Management - Workshops, BPM 2008


  • Repairability of Workflows
  • Self-healing Web services
  • Web Service Composition
  • Workflow Design


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