Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: New Results

Data driven systems

Structured data nets

Participants : Éric Badouel, Loïc Hélouët, Christophe Morvan.

In [16] we proposed a Petri net extension, called Structured Data Nets (SDN), that describes transactional systems with data. In these nets, tokens are semi-structured documents. Each transition is attached to a query, guarded by patterns, (logical assertions on the contents of its preset) and transforms tokens.

We define SDNs and their semantics and consider their formal properties: coverability of a marking, termination and soundness of transactions.

Unrestricted SDNs are Turing complete, so these properties are undecidable. We thus used an order on documents, and showed that under reasonable restrictions on documents and on the expressiveness of patterns and queries, SDNs are well-structured transition systems, for which coverability, termination and soundness are decidable.

An active workspace model for disease surveillance

Participant : Éric Badouel.

Flexibility and change at both design- and run-time are fast becoming the Rule rather than the Exception in Business Process Models. This is attributed to the continuous advances in domain knowledge, the increase in expert knowledge, and the diverse and heterogeneous nature of contextual variables. Such processes are characterized by collaborative work and decision making between users with heterogeneous profiles on a processes designed on-the-fly. A model for such processes should thus natively support human interactions. We showed in [31] how the Active Workspaces model proposed [44] for distributed collaborative systems supports these interactions.