A Study on Re-Constructibility of Event Structures

Marika IZAWA  Toshiyuki MIYAMOTO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E103-D   No.8   pp.1810-1813
Publication Date: 2020/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2019FOL0002
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Formal Approaches)
Category: Formal Approaches
Keyword: 
SOA,  model-based development,  event structure,  re-constructibility,  choreography realization problem,  

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Summary: 
The choreography realization problem is a design challenge for systems based on service-oriented architecture. In our previous studies, we studied the problem on a case where choreography was given by one or two scenarios and was expressed by an acyclic relation of events; we introduced the notion of re-constructibility as a property of acyclic relations to be satisfied. However, when choreography is defined by multiple scenarios, the resulting behavior cannot be expressed by an acyclic relation. An event structure is composed of an acyclic relation and a conflict relation. Because event structures are a generalization of acyclic relations, a wider class of systems can be expressed by event structures. In this paper, we propose the use of event structures to express choreography, introduce the re-constructibility of event structures, and show a necessary condition for an event structure to be re-constructible.