Mapping WS-CDL and BPEL into CSP for behavioural specification and verification of web services

Wing Lok YEUNG

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The Web Service Business Process Execution Language (WS-BPEL) and the Web Service Choreography Description Language (WS-CDL) are two important standards for modelling and implementing workflows and business processes based on Web services. From the WS-CDL description of a Web services based business process, we may extract a behavioural specification against which the combined behaviour of the participating Web services should be verified. We show how to express this behavioural specification as well as the behaviour of individual WS-BPEL-based Web services in the formalism of Communicating Sequential Processes (CSP), which supports a formal approach to verifying the behaviour of collaborating Web services.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th European Conference on Web Services, ECOWS 2006
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006

Bibliographical note

Paper presented at the 4th European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS 2006), 4-6 December 2006, Zurich, Switzerland.
ISBN of the source publication: 9780769527376


  • Business process execution language
  • CSP
  • Choreography description language
  • Formal methods
  • Model checking


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