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translates a web service expressed in BPEL into an oWFN

BPEL2oWFN translates a web service expressed in BPEL (Business Process Execution Language for Web Services) into an oWFN (open Workflow Net). This oWFN can be used to:

  • check for controllability or generate the operating guideline using Fiona (www.informatik.hu-berlin.de/top/tools4bpel/fiona)
  • check for deadlocks or any other Petri net property
  • check any temporal logic formula with a variety of model checking tools.

BPEL2oWFN uses static analysis to make the generated oWFN as compact as possible to analyze a chosen property. This is called flexible model generation.
BPEL2oWFN is the successor of BPEL2PN (www.informatik.hu-berlin.de/top/bpel2pn), a Java-based compiler generating low-level Petri nets. BPEL2oWFN is a re-implementation for extensibility and performance issues. Its functionality is a superset of the functionality of BPEL2PN.
GNU BPEL2oWFN was written by Niels Lohmann, Christian Gierds and Martin Znamirowski. It is part of the Tools4BPEL project funded by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung.


HTML, PDF, PostScript, Texinfo, ASCII User Manual: http://www.gnu.org/software/bpel2owfn/manual.html

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Download version 2.0.3 (stable)
released on 29 June 2007

VCS Checkout

cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.savannah.gnu.org:/sources/bpel2owfn co bpel2owfn



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GPLv2orlaterTed Teah29 November 2006

Leaders and contributors

Niels Lohmann Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Bug TrackingE-mailmailto:bpel2owfn-bug@gnu.org

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 14 October 2016.


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