Towards an ontology-driven framework for workflow analysis

Hlomani Hlomani, Deborah Ann Stacey

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Abstract

Workflow management and the the whole field of business process management has seen a lot of research interest. This interest has evolved from the initial quest to automate manufacturing processes to the formalization of process models. The reason for this interest can arguably be attributed to the fact that process models form the core of workflow management systems. A plethora of modelling languages and notations have been created through the years, albeit with dominance of proprietary languages that has been argued to be lacking in terms of having formal semantics. The informal languages have seen more adoption at the expense of those that are termed "academic languages" even though academic languages are believed to be more formal. This paper considers the aspects of model transformation with the intension to bridge the gap between modelling and analysis. The paper proposes a semantic approach (using ontologies) to both the mapping and transformation of business process models written in one language (source) to another (target).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKEOD 2012 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development
Pages405-410
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2012
Event4th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development, KEOD 2012 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Oct 4 2012Oct 7 2012

Other

Other4th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development, KEOD 2012
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period10/4/1210/7/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Software

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