A Modelling Environment for Business Process as a Service

  • Knut Hinkelmann
  • Kyriakos Kritikos
  • Sabrina Kurjakovic
  • Benjamin Lammel
  • Robert Woitsch
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 249)

Abstract

Business processes can benefit from cloud offerings, but bridging the gap between business requirements and technical solutions is still a big challenge. We propose Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) as a main concept for the alignment of business process with IT in the cloud. The mechanisms described in this paper provide modelling facilities for both business and IT levels: (a) a graphical modelling environment for processes, workflows and service requirements, (b) an extension of an enterprise ontology with cloud-specific concepts, (c) semantic lifting of graphical models and (d) SPARQL querying and inferencing for semantic alignment of business and cloud IT.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Knut Hinkelmann
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kyriakos Kritikos
    • 3
  • Sabrina Kurjakovic
    • 1
  • Benjamin Lammel
    • 1
  • Robert Woitsch
    • 4
  1. 1.FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern SwitzerlandWindischSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa
  3. 3.FORTH Institute of Computer ScienceHeraklionGreece
  4. 4.BOC Asset ManagementViennaAustria

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