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Ontology-based translation of business process models

Norton, Barry; Cabral, Liliana and Nitzsche, Jörg (2009). Ontology-based translation of business process models. In: The Fourth International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services (ICIW 2009), 24-28 May 2008, Venice/Mestre, Italy, IEEE, pp. 481–486.

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Abstract

Semantic Business Process Management is a recent and promising research area devoted to extending the results from Semantic Web Services - i.e., the application of ontology-based modelling and reasoning to Web Services - to Business Process Management, which is these days often realised using Service-Oriented Architectures. One important task for Semantic Business Process Management is the addition of corresponding semantic annotations to the business-oriented view on processes. Since, however, the Semantic Web approach, realised using ontologies, is not simply to represent conceptualisations in the style of a data model, but to embody relationships and inferences over such conceptualisations, an equally important task to realise Semantic Business Process Management is hence to relate business-oriented and IT/service-oriented views of processes ontologically. Previous work has shown how an ontology language rich enough to encode rules can provide a relationship between an abstract ontology for business processes and a low-level ontological representation of process behaviour providing behavioural semantics for these business processes. In this paper we show how business-oriented and execution-oriented ontological representations of business processes can similarly be related.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 IEEE
ISBN: 1-4244-3851-9, 978-1-4244-3851-8
Keywords: business process model; ontology-based translation; semantic Web service; service-oriented architecture
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Item ID: 23516
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2010 10:39
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2012 12:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/23516
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