The BPMN 2.0 standard is nowadays largely used to model distributed informative systems in both academic and industrial contexts. The notation makes possible to represent these systems from different perspectives. A local perspective, using collaboration diagrams, to describe the internal behaviour of each component of the systems, and a global perspective, using choreography diagrams, where the interactions between system components are highlighted without exposing their internal structure. In this paper, we propose a formal approach for checking conformance of collaborations, representing possible system implementations, with respect to choreographies, representing global constraints concerning components’ interactions. In particular, we provide a direct formal operational semantics for both BPMN collaboration and choreography diagrams, and we formalise the conformance concept by means of two relations defined on top of the semantics. To support the approach into practice we have developed the C4 tool. Its main characteristic is to make the exploited formal methods transparent to systems designers, thus fostering a wider adoption of them in the development of distributed informative systems. We illustrate the benefits of our approach by means of a simple, yet realistic, example concerning a traveling scenario.
|Titolo:||Collaboration vs Choreography Conformance in BPMN 2.0: from Theory to Practice|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Contributo in atto di convegno su volume|