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Business Process Monitoring with BPath - (Short Paper).

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-16934-2_33 Conference: On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2010 - Confederated International Conferences: CoopIS, IS, DOA and ODBASE, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece, October 25-29, 2010, Proceedings, Part I
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ABSTRACT Enterprise information systems allow more automation of tasks and complex interconnections, particularly with the emergence
of new paradigms like Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). These new environments make checking correctness of systems at
design-time as well as at run-time particularly challenging. In this paper, we propose a new monitoring framework that makes
use of business protocols as a simple abstraction of business processes. We provide a monitoring language called BPath, which
is an XPath-based language for both expressing and checking temporal and hybrid logical properties at run-time, making the
execution of a business process visible by expressing and evaluating statistical queries over execution traces.

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