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|Title:||Business-OWL (BOWL)—a hierarchical task network ontology for dynamic business process decomposition and formulation||Authors:||Ko, Ryan K. L.
Lee, E. W.
Lee, S. G.
|Keywords:||DRNTU::Business::Operations management::Business planning||Issue Date:||2012||Source:||Ko, 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.||Series/Report no.:||IEEE transactions on services computing||Abstract:||Collaborative 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.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/102418
|DOI:||10.1109/TSC.2011.48||Fulltext Permission:||none||Fulltext Availability:||No Fulltext|
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