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Ontology-based approach to reuse of business process knowledge

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Donatas Čiukšys & Albertas Čaplinskas, Vilniaus universiteto Matematikos ir informatikos fakulteto lektorius Vilnius University, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics.

The paper proposes an approach to reuse of business process knowledge based on domain engineering, knowledge engineering and ontology-based systems engineering. The main idea of the proposed approach is to separate business process ontology and application domain ontology, and reuse the process ontology in different application domains. A notion of generic business process is introduced and is defined as a family of similar business processes. The two life cycles activity of location of generic business process in application domain is discussed.

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Engineering of process domain is an activity that is analogous to the domain engineering activity in the two life cycles model (Czarnecki, Eisenecker, 2000). Its purpose is to develop particular process domain. This activity includes three sub-activities referred as analysis, design and implementation of process domain. Process engineering is an activity that is analogous to the application engineering activity in the two life cycles model (Czarnecki, Eisenecker, 2000). Its purpose is to generate a particular business process and to locate it in a chosen application domain. Process engineering starts with two parallel activities – analysis of application domain and configuration of generic business process.

Written by astimen

October 28, 2009 at 11:14 pm

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