A core ontology for business process analysis

C. Pedrinaci, J. Domingue, A.K. Alves De Medeiros

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Business Process Management (BPM) aims at supporting the whole life-cycle necessary to deploy and maintain business processes in organisations. An important step of the BPM life-cycle is the analysis of the processes deployed in companies. However, the degree of automation currently achieved cannot support the level of adaptation required by businesses. Initial steps have been performed towards including some sort of automated reasoning within Business Process Analysis (BPA) but this is typically limited to using taxonomies. We present a core ontology aimed at enhancing the state of the art in BPA. The ontology builds upon a Time Ontology and is structured around the process, resource, and object perspectives as typically adopted when analysing business processes. The ontology has been extended and validated by means of an Events Ontology and an Events Analysis Ontology aimed at capturing the audit trails generated by Process-Aware Information Systems and deriving additional knowledge.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelThe semantic web: research and applications : proceedings of the 5th European Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2008, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, June 1-5, 2008
RedacteurenS. Bechhofer, M. Hauswirth, J. Hoffmann, M. Koubarakis
Plaats van productieBerlin
ISBN van geprinte versie978-3-540-68233-2
StatusGepubliceerd - 2008
Evenementconference; ESWC 2008 -
Duur: 1 jan. 2008 → …

Publicatie series

NaamLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN van geprinte versie0302-9743


Congresconference; ESWC 2008
Periode1/01/08 → …
AnderESWC 2008


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