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Using SPIN and STeP to Verify Business Processes Specifications

Summary: Using SPIN and STeP to Verify
Business Processes Specifications
Juan C. Augusto Michael Butler Carla Ferreira Stephen Craig
Declarative Systems and Software Engineering Research Group
Department of Electronics and Computer Science
University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
{jca, mjb, cf, sjc02r}@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Abstract. Business transactions are prone to failure and having to
deal with unexpected situations. Some business process specification lan-
guages, e.g. StAC, introduce notions like compensation handling. Given
the need of verification of correctness in business related software, it is
important to fill in the gap between business process specification lan-
guages like StAC and the verification software already available.
We report on two of our previous attempts to develop a tool to allow ver-
ification of StAC specifications by using already existing systems, SPIN
and STeP. We highlight some of the problems we faced during these
attempts as they can prevent successful and widespread use of verifica-
tion tools. Our experience can be used to make the available tools more
versatile and hence, useful to a wider range of applications.
1 Introduction


Source: Augusto, Juan Carlos - School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Ulster at Jordanstown


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences