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Ad-Hoc Maintenance Program Composition: An Ontological Approach

  • A. De Nicola
  • M. Missikoff
  • L. Tininini

Abstract

In this paper we introduce BPAL, an ontological framework able to support the formal modeling of business processes (BP). BPAL has been conceived to address the problem of dynamic process composition in the context of advanced logistics applications, more precisely Autonomic Logistics Services (ALS). The motivation is that in ALS we need flexibility in deciding when to start a maintenance process and how to structure it. We believe that an ontological approach fostering flexibility and dynamicity in BP will support the development of SALSA (Semantic Autonomic Logistic Services and Applications) system, which is our ultimate goal.

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Unary Predicate Business Process Modeling Notation Ontological Approach Ontological Framework Abstract Diagram 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. De Nicola
    • 1
  • M. Missikoff
    • 1
  • L. Tininini
    • 1
  1. 1.CNR - Isituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica “A. Ruberti”RomaItaly

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