Marc Voorhoeve

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Workflow nets, a particular class of Petri nets, have become one of the standard ways to model and analyze workflows. Typically, they are used as an abstraction of the workflow that is used to check the so-called soundness property. This property guarantees the absence of livelocks, deadlocks, and other anomalies that can be detected without domain(More)
We consider nested nets, i.e. Petri nets in which tokens can be Petri nets themselves. We study the value semantics of nested nets rather than the reference semantics, and apply nested nets to model adaptive workflow, i.e. flexible workflow that can be modified during the execution. A typical domain with a great need for this kind of workflow is health(More)
We study concurrent processes modelled as workflow Petri nets extended with resource constraints. We define a behavioural correctness criterion called soundness: given a sufficient initial number of resources, all cases in the net are guaranteed to terminate successfully, no matter which schedule is used. We give a necessary and sufficient condition for(More)
We study the composition and substitution of services from a theoretical perspective. An important notion is the operating guideline of a service y, which is defined as the set of services x such that the result of connecting x and y has a certain desired property. We define several related notions and derive results for them in a general context, thus(More)