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A Semantic Approach for Representing and Querying Business Processes

  • Eleni-Maria KalogerakiEmail author
  • Dimitris Apostolou
  • Themis Panayiotopoulos
  • George Tsihrintzis
  • Stamatios Theocharis
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Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 627)

Abstract

As business information is getting more and more difficult to manage, business entities are increasingly adopting business process management practices and tools, providing new models and techniques for process-related information management. In parallel, semantic web technologies are emerging, which are capable of providing methodologies and tools to represent and process the semantic content of business processes. Applying semantic web technologies in business process management can enhance process understanding and can facilitate querying for pertinent process information. This chapter discusses the challenges and benefits associated with the coupling of semantic technologies with business process management and describes a methodology for representing the semantic content of the BPMN specification in the form of ontology. Moreover, it explores query mechanisms for conventional and semantics-based querying of business models.

Keywords

BPMN Business process model Business process management Knowledge management Semantic process model BPMN ontology Information retrieval Query language 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eleni-Maria Kalogeraki
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dimitris Apostolou
    • 1
  • Themis Panayiotopoulos
    • 1
  • George Tsihrintzis
    • 1
  • Stamatios Theocharis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of PiraeusPiraeusGreece

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