Business Process Management and Ontologies as an Application Domain for Meta-Modelling
University of Fribourg, Switzerland
In this lecture it will be shown how concepts of meta modelling can be applied in two core areas of modern information systems. For this purpose the lecture will start with a brief introduction into the theoretical foundations of meta modelling and the corresponding realization of modelling methods on the ADOxx meta modelling platform. Subsequently, the application areas of business process management and ontologies will be introduced. Thereby it will be particularly focused on the challenges and opportunities of adapting existing modelling concepts in these areas to the personal needs of users, organizations, as well as technical processing functionalities in the form of algorithms. As a solution to these challenges the introduced meta modelling concepts will be applied. Furthermore, it will be discussed how this approach permits to design and implement innovative software applications that bring together the technical opportunities of semantic technologies and established business process management methodologies. The concepts and applications will be illustrated using case studies from research and industry projects. In particular it will be reverted to concepts and implementations from the SeMFIS research project conducted at Stanford University that is hosted at www.omilab.org.
Lecture at NEMO2014
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 at 11:00