A Meta-modeling Approach to Create a Multidimensional Business Knowledge Model Based on BPMN

  • Sonya Ouali
  • Mohamed Mhiri
  • Faiez Gargouri
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 736)


Business processes are everywhere. To be more efficient, organizations look for a good business process modeling. In this way, to model a business process, the are a lot of knowledge which are responsible to present a part of the process in a good level of understanding. However, the issue to be addressed in this paper is how to formalize implicit pieces of knowledge figured in the business process so as to construct a business knowledge model which will be treat in a high understanding level. This paper contributes with a meta-modeling approach that the principle is to transform a business process model to a business knowledge model. The purpose of such an approach is to provide a way to automatically build a business ontology based on easy processing of business knowledge dimensions.


Knowledge Multi-dimension Business process modeling Meta-models M2M ATL Business ontology 



This manuscript is in the memory of Mr. Lotfi Bouzguenda who provided insight and expertise which greatly assisted the research for two years but he suddenly passed away.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of SfaxSfaxTunisia
  2. 2.MIR@CL LaboratoryTechnopark of SfaxSfaxTunisia

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