Towards Ontology Guided Translation of Activity-Centric Processes to GSM

  • Julius KöpkeEmail author
  • Jianwen Su
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 256)


There exist two major modeling paradigms for business process modeling: The predominant activity centric one and the artifact centric paradigm. Both are suitable for modeling and for executing business processes. However, process models are typically designed from different perspectives. Current translation methods operate on the syntactic level, preserving the point of view of the source process. The results of such translations are not particularly useful, understandable and insightful for stakeholders. In this paper we motivate the need for ontology-guided translations by comparing the results of a purely syntactic translation with a manual translation. We discuss shortcomings of the generated solutions and propose an ontology-based framework and sketch corresponding translation method for the generation of semantic translations, which allow to incorporate the point of view of the target modeling paradigm.


Process translation Artifact centric BPM Guard Stage Milestone GSM Semantic process abstraction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUC Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraUSA
  2. 2.Alpen-Adria UniversitätKlagenfurtAustria

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