Querying business processes

Catriel Beeri, Anat Eyal, Simon Kamenkovich, Tova Milo

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Abstract

We present in this paper BP-QL, a novel query language for querying business processes. The BP-QL language is based on an intuitive model of business processes, an abstraction of the emerging BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) standard. It allows users to query business processes visually, in a manner very analogous to how such processes are typically specified, and can be employed in a distributed setting, where process components may be provided by distinct providers(peers). We describe here the query language as well as its underlying formal model. We consider the properties of the various language components and explain how they influenced the language design. In particular we distinguish features that can be efficiently supported, and those that incur a prohibitively high cost, or cannot be computed at all. We also present our implementation which complies with real life standards for business process specifications, XML, and Web services, and is used in the BP-QL system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVLDB 2006 - Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases
Pages343-354
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2006
Event32nd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2006 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 12 Sep 200615 Sep 2006

Publication series

NameVLDB 2006 - Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases

Conference

Conference32nd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2006
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period12/09/0615/09/06

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