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An Operational Semantics for StAC, a Language for Modelling Long-running Business Transactions

Butler, Michael and Ferreira, Carla, (2004) An Operational Semantics for StAC, a Language for Modelling Long-running Business Transactions De Nicola, Rocco, Ferrari, Gianluigi and Meredith, Greg (eds.) At Coordination 2004.

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This paper presents the StAC language and its operational semantics. StAC (Structured Activity Compensation) is a business process modelling language and a distinctive feature of the language is its support for compensation. A compensation is an action taken to recover from error or cope with a change of plan, especially when rollback of a process is not possible. StAC is similar to a process algebraic language such as Hoare's CSP or Milner's CCS but has additional operators dealing with compensation and with exception handling. We have developed an operational semantics for the language which is presented in this paper.

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Published date: 2004
Additional Information: Event Dates: February 2004
Venue - Dates: Coordination 2004, 2004-02-01
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 259626
ISBN: 3-540-21044-X
PURE UUID: 39ae2188-b9a5-47cd-b11a-c363be158619
ORCID for Michael Butler: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 03 Aug 2004
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:20

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Author: Michael Butler ORCID iD
Author: Carla Ferreira
Editor: Rocco De Nicola
Editor: Gianluigi Ferrari
Editor: Greg Meredith

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