Business Process Collaboration Using Semantic Interoperability: Review and Framework

  • Ruinan Gong
  • Qing Li
  • Ke Ning
  • Yuliu Chen
  • David O’Sullivan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4185)


Business process collaboration is one of the most significant factors driving today’s global business development. Researches and applications such as business process modeling, workflow interoperability, web service and ambient intelligence have been involved in this area. However, a holistic understanding is missing. To clarify the requirements and build a research foundation for business process collaboration, a conceptual model is provided in this paper. Then the state of the art and the future trend of business process modeling and process interoperability are reviewed based on this model. Furthermore, inspired by the novel semantic web technologies, a semantic agent based framework to facilitate business process collaboration is given.


Business Process Business Process Modeling Ambient Intelligence Simple Object Access Protocol Business Process Execution Language 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruinan Gong
    • 1
  • Qing Li
    • 1
  • Ke Ning
    • 2
  • Yuliu Chen
    • 1
  • David O’Sullivan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AutomationTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Digital Enterprise Research InstituteNational University of Ireland, GalwayGalwayIreland

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