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Knowledge management using business process modeling and workflow techniques

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th International Joint conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Workshop on Knowledge Management and Organizational Memories
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2003


Enterprise Modeling (EM) methods are recognised for their value in providing a more organised way to describe a complex, informal domain. A problem with EM is that it does not always provide direct input for software system development. There is a “gap” between EM and software systems. One way of bridging this gap is to provide a formalisation, here called that subsumes a wide variety of core modeling notations in a single using a business process language. It is possible to have different views of what is core to such a language but our attempt at such a view is articulated in the Fundamental Business Process Modeling Language (FBPML), which is a merger of IDEF3 and PSL. A workflow language, the FBPML Workflow Language (FWFL), is constructed and used to provide a declarative description of a workflow system. FWFL is tested in the “PC-configuration” domain. We also suggest using a validation and verification support framework to analyse and verify the business process model (BPM). Finally, some complexity results are presented for this type of modeling.

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