dc.contributor.authorKo, Ryan K. L.
dc.contributor.authorLee, E. W.
dc.contributor.authorLee, S. G.
dc.identifier.citationKo, R. K. L., Lee, E. W., & Lee, S. G. (2012). Business-OWL (BOWL)—a hierarchical task network ontology for dynamic business process decomposition and formulation. IEEE transactions on services computing, 5(2), 246-259.
dc.description.abstractCollaborative Business Processes (cBPs) form the backbone of enterprise integration. With the growing reliance on the web as a medium of business collaboration, there is an increasing need to quickly and dynamically form cBPs. However, current Business-to-Business (B2B) information systems are still static in nature, and are unable to dynamically form cBPs based on high-level Business Goals (BGs)and their underlying criteria (e.g., item cost, product name, order quantity, etc). This paper introduces the Business-OWL (BOWL), an ontology rooted in the Web Ontology Language (OWL), and modeled as a Hierarchical Task Network (HTN) for the dynamic formation of business processes. An ontologized extension and augmentation of traditional HTN, BOWL describes business processes as a hierarchical ontology of decomposable business tasks encompassing all possible decomposition permutations. Through BOWL, high-level business goals (e.g., "Buy”) can be easily decomposed right down to the lowest level tasks (e.g., "Send Purchase Order”), effectively bridging the gap between high-level business goals with operational level tasks and complementing currently static business process modeling languages. The design of BOWL and a case study demonstrating its implementation are also discussed.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIEEE transactions on services computingen_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Business::Operations management::Business planning
dc.titleBusiness-OWL (BOWL)—a hierarchical task network ontology for dynamic business process decomposition and formulationen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.organizationA*STAR SIMTechen_US

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