Soundness-preserving composition of synchronously and asynchronously interacting workflow net components
In this paper, we propose a compositional approach to constructing correct formal models of information systems from correct models of interacting components. Component behavior is represented using workflow nets — a class of Petri nets. Interactions among components are encoded in an additional interface net. The proposed approach is used to model and compose synchronously and asynchronously interacting workflow nets. Using Petri net morphisms and their properties, we prove that the composition of interacting workflow nets preserves the correctness of components and of an interface.