In this paper, we introduce the way of deriving hierarchical structure of a workflow model represented in classical Petrinet, even for the cases with cycles, which allows handling a workflow model efficiently. More specifically, our method identifies any block structures as candidates for the subprocesses and represents them as a single block node in the upper layer of the hierarchical model. The proposed method can make workflow analysis and design more accurate and efficient and further lead to a better design on a collaborate environment.
Zhao, Xinlei and Choi, Yongsun, "Hierarchical Structuring of a Workflow Model in Petri-Net" (2004). ICEB 2004 Proceedings (Beijing, China). 24.