Semantic Alignment of Business Processes
Published: 2006 Mai
Herausgeber: Y. Manolopoulos; J. Filipe; P. Constantopoulos; J. Cordeiro
Buchtitel: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2006)
Verlag: INSTICC Press
Erscheinungsort: Paphos, Cyprus
This paper presents a method for semantically aligning business processes. We provide a representation of Petri nets in the standard ontology language OWL DL, to semantically enrich the business processes. On top of this, we propose a technique for semantically aligning business processes to support inter-organizational business collaboration. This semantic alignment is improved by a background ontology. Therefore, we propose a specific UML Profile, which allows to visually model this background ontology. The different parts of our proposal, which reduces communication efforts and solves interconnectivity problems, are discussed in detail.