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 +====== Modeling the Case Handling Principles with Colored Petri Nets ======
 +C.W. Günther and W.M.P. van der Aalst\\
 +//In K. Jensen, editor, Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on the Practical Use of Coloured Petri Nets and CPN Tools (CPN 2005), volume 576 of DAIMI, Aarhus, Denmark, October 2005. University of Aarhus//\\
 +===== Abstract =====
 +//Case handling// is a new paradigm for supporting flexible and
 +knowledge intensive business processes. It is strongly based on data as the
 +typical product of these processes. Unlike workflow management, which
 +uses predefined process control structures to determine what //should// be
 +done during a workflow process, case handling focuses on what can be
 +done to achieve a business goal. While classical Petri nets are a good theoretical
 +foundation for workflow management, the data-intensive nature
 +of case handling does not allow for the abstraction of data. Therefore,
 +we use //Colored Petri Nets// (CPNs) as a foundation for case handling.
 +This paper models the key principles of case handling in terms of CPNs
 +and uses state-space analysis and simulation to validate the concepts.
 +Moreover, we also link the CPN model to //process mining// and show that
 +it is possible to rediscover case handling processes based on the event log
 +of a CPN simulation.
 +===== Links =====
 +{{publications:​Gunther2005b.pdf|Download PDF}} (385 KB)