The semantics of hybrid process models

Tijs Slaats*, Dennis M M Schunselaar, Fabrizio M. Maggi, Hajo A. Reijers

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In the area of business process modelling, declarative notations have been proposed as alternatives to notations that follow the dominant, imperative paradigm. Yet, the choice between an imperative or declarative style of modelling is not always easy to make. Instead, a mixture of these styles is sometimes preferable. This observation has underpinned recent calls for so-called hybrid process modelling notations. In this paper, we present a formal semantics for these. In our proposal, a hybrid process model is hierarchical, where each of its sub-processes may be specified in either an imperative or declarative fashion. The semantics we provide will allow modelling communities to build on the benefits of existing imperative and declarative modelling notations, instead of spending their energy on inventing new ones.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2016 Conferences - Confederated International Conferences: CoopIS, CandTC, and ODBASE 2016, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer - Verlag
Pages531-551
Number of pages21
Volume10033 LNCS
ISBN (Print)9783319484716
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventConfederated International Conference On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems, OTM 2016 held in conjunction with Conferences on CoopIS, CandTC and ODBASE 2016 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 24 Oct 201628 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10033 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Conference

ConferenceConfederated International Conference On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems, OTM 2016 held in conjunction with Conferences on CoopIS, CandTC and ODBASE 2016
CountryGreece
CityRhodes
Period24/10/1628/10/16

Keywords

  • Declare
  • Hybrid process model
  • Petri net
  • Semantics

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