Open to change: A theory for iterative test-driven modelling

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We introduce open tests to support iterative test-driven process modelling. Open tests generalise the trace-based tests of Zugal et al. to achieve modularity: whereas a trace-based test passes if a model exhibits a particular trace, an open test passes if a model exhibits a particular trace up to abstraction from additional activities not relevant for the test. This generalisation aligns open tests better with iterative test-driven development: open tests may survive the addition of activities and rules to the model in cases where trace-based tests do not. To reduce overhead in re-running tests, we establishing sufficient conditions for a model update to preserve test outcomes. We introduce open tests in an abstract setting that applies to any process notation with trace semantics, and give our main preservation result in this setting. Finally, we instantiate the general theory for the DCR Graph process notation, obtaining a method for iterative test-driven DCR process modelling.

TitelBusiness Process Management - 16th International Conference, BPM 2018, Proceedings
RedaktørerMarco Montali, Ingo Weber, Mathias Weske, Jan vom Brocke
Antal sider17
ISBN (Trykt)9783319986470
StatusUdgivet - 2018
Begivenhed16th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2018 - Sydney, Australien
Varighed: 9 sep. 201814 sep. 2018


Konference16th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2018
NavnLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Vol/bind11080 LNCS

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