K4BPMN Modeler: An Extension of BPMN2 Modeler with the Knowledge Dimension Based on Core Ontologies

  • Molka Keskes
  • Mariam Ben Hassen
  • Mohamed Turki
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 736)


In this paper, we aim at enriching the graphical representation of sensitive business processes (SBPs) in order to identify and localize the crucial knowledge mobilized and created by these processes. Therefore, we develop a specific Eclipse plug-in, called «K4BPMN Modeler: Knowledge for Business Process Modeling Notation Modeler», implementing and supporting the BPMN extension «BPMN4KM». This extension was designed in a previous research project based on core ontologies in order to integrate all relevant aspects related to the knowledge dimension in sensitive business process models. Besides, we illustrated the application of some extended concepts on a model of medical care process.


Knowledge management Sensitive business process modeling BPM4KI BPMN 2.0 BPMN4KM BPMN2 Modeler 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Molka Keskes
    • 1
  • Mariam Ben Hassen
    • 1
  • Mohamed Turki
    • 1
  1. 1.MIRACL Laboratory, ISIMSUniversity of SfaxSakiet Ezzeit, SfaxTunisia

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