The Application of Petri Nets to Workflow Management

  title={The Application of Petri Nets to Workflow Management},
  author={Wil M. P. van der Aalst},
  journal={Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers},
Workflow management promises a new solution to an age-old problem: controlling, monitoring, optimizing and supporting business processes. What is new about workflow management is the explicit representation of the business process logic which allows for computerized support. This paper discusses the use of Petri nets in the context of workflow management. Petri nets are an established tool for modeling and analyzing processes. On the one hand, Petri nets can be used as a design language for the… CONTINUE READING
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