How To Detect Semantic Business Process Model Variants?
Published: 2007 März
Buchtitel: Proceedings of the 2007 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
Verlag: Association for Computing Machinery
Erscheinungsort: Seoul, Korea, March 11 - 15, 2007
Precise modeling of business process models has paved the way to realize off-the-self information systems that include allocations of resources, communication services, or hardware devices to users. Changes in business strategies or new business opportunities may result in modifications of implemented functionalities of information systems and their underlying business process models. The result of these modifications are business process model variants that have to be distinguished when business processes are redesigned. In this paper, we propose an algorithm for determing semantic similarities between business process model variants to faciliate process redesign. Our approach is based upon an OWL DL-based description of Petri nets. So-called semantic business process models make it possible to describe Petri net based process model variants in a data format, which supports ontological reasoning.