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Dynamic verification of temporal constraints on-the-fly for workflow systems

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3 Author(s)
Jinjun Chen ; Centre for Internet Comput. & E-Commerce, Swinburne Univ. of Technol., Melbourne, Vic., Australia ; Yun Yang ; Chen, T.Y.

Temporal verification is an important method to check the temporal correctness of workflow management systems (WfMSs). However, the current temporal verification is relatively independent of the workflow system environments. It does not pay sufficient attention to the interrelationship between the temporal verification at different stages, the mutual dependency between some temporal constraints, and the run-time checkpoint selection strategy, which hence hinders the incorporation and consistency between the temporal verification and the workflow system environments. In this paper, we effectively integrate the temporal verification at different stages and explore the dependency between some temporal constraints. In addition, we present a new effective runtime checkpoint selection strategy which dynamically selects appropriate checkpoints based on the activity completion duration. Furthermore, based on these analyses, we develop some new methods for more efficient temporal verification. These analyses and new methods help to eliminate the gap between the temporal verification and the workflow system environments.

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Software Engineering Conference, 2004. 11th Asia-Pacific

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30 Nov.-3 Dec. 2004