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Section: New Results

Semantic Mappings

Participants : Thi Hoa Hue Nguyen, Nhan Le Thanh.

This PhD thesis is about semantic mappings with a control flow-based business workflow: an approach to develop control flow applications using knowledge-based systems.

Although software systems employed to create and execute automatically business processes have been becoming more and more available and advanced, each system is built to deal with a particular workflow type. In addition, these systems require a great deal of time and effort of expert programmers as well as the knowledge of domain experts to set up. Therefore, it is desirable to develop an alternative approach.

Our objective is to represent control flow-based business workflow patterns (CBWPs) in knowledge base by a declarative approach. We first propose an ontological model to represent Coloured Petri Nets (CPNs) with OWL DL. On this basis, we define a meta-knowledge base for CBWPs management. We then develop a graphical interface to design and simulate CBWPs. Our ongoing work is to develop a middleware prototype for mapping and using a CBWP with a user’s knowledge base in order to illustrate the feasibility of our approach [49] .