Ontology-Driven Business Process Design

  • Carla Marques Pereira
  • Artur Caetano
  • Pedro Sousa
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 353)


Rapid business change demands the ability to adapt, rearrange and reinvent business processes while keeping the alignment with supporting information systems. However, such tasks require a business process to be consistently specified and modelled. To address this issue, this paper describes an organizational taxonomy that defines a controlled vocabulary to design business processes using the concepts of information entity, business process, organizational unit, actor, business schedule and business goal.


organizational taxonomy ontology business process design conceptual modelling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carla Marques Pereira
    • 2
    • 3
  • Artur Caetano
    • 1
    • 3
  • Pedro Sousa
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Instituto Superior TécnicoTechnical University of LisbonLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.LinkLisboaPortugal
  3. 3.INESC ID & INESC INOVLisboaPortugal

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