Monitoring Business Constraints with Linear Temporal Logic: An Approach Based on Colored Automata

@inproceedings{Maggi2011MonitoringBC,
  title={Monitoring Business Constraints with Linear Temporal Logic: An Approach Based on Colored Automata},
  author={Fabrizio Maria Maggi and Marco Montali and Michael Westergaard and Wil M.P. van der Aalst},
  booktitle={BPM},
  year={2011}
}
Today's information systems record real-time information about business processes. This enables the monitoring of business constraints at runtime. In this paper, we present a novel runtime verification framework based on linear temporal logic and colored automata. The framework continuously verifies compliance with respect to a predefined constraint model. Our approach is able to provide meaningful diagnostics even after a constraint is violated. This is important as in reality people and… 

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