Title: Modelling and verification of enterprise application integration processes through coloured Petri nets
Authors: Alexsandro Q. Lencina; Fabricia Roos-Frantz; Rafael Z. Frantz; Sandro Sawicki
Addresses: Farroupilha Federal Institute, São Borja, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil ' UNIJÚ University, Ijuí, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil ' UNIJÚ University, Ijuí, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil ' UNIJÚ University, Ijuí, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Abstract: Integration processes are considered workflow processes that can be modelled using a process modelling language. Integration platforms usually offer a modelling language based on the well-known integration patterns. To automatically verify the logical correctness of such processes, they must be formally specified. Although there is a proposal in the literature that translates the integration patterns documented by Hohpe and Woolf into coloured Petri nets, it targets conceptual pattern definitions and does not cover all integration patterns found in actual implementation of integration platforms. More complex conceptual patterns usually have to be adapted when realised by a specific integration platform. We show how an actual modelling language that implements integration patterns can be translated into coloured Petri nets and its formal properties be verified. We intend to inspire researchers interested in the verification of models designed with other platform dependent message-based languages that also realise the same integration patterns.
Keywords: coloured Petri nets; integration patterns; integration process modelling; model verification.
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2022 Vol.70 No.2, pp.73 - 84
Received: 06 Oct 2021
Accepted: 18 Feb 2022
Published online: 17 Apr 2023 *