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Title: Business Process Management meets Semantic Web Technologies - Semantic Business Process Management on the Example of the SUPER Platform
Dr. Krzysztof Węcel and Monika Kaczmarek, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Date & Time: November 28, 2008 11:30
Venue: Conference Room, ‘C’ Block, 01st floor, Kanwal Rekhi Building
Abstract:

In general, Business Process Management (BPM) follows a four-phase life cycle: modelling, implementation, execution, and analysis of business processes. A central problem for supporting all phases is the integration of IT components within and across enterprises. The current trend for solving this is the use of the SOA paradigm: IT functionality is virtualized in terms of loosely coupled services with stable interfaces. However, even though the combination of BPM and SOA is a very flexible approach for automated support of business processes, there are still several problems to be overcome.

The presentation shortly explains how the combination of Business Process Management (BPM) and Semantic Web mechanisms (including Semantic Web Services - SWS) can eliminate the deficiencies that current BPM technology exhibits. The presenters will motivate the need for explicit use of semantics to overcome the current challenges in BPM, and present a consolidated technical framework that integrates SWS into BPM technology.

Speaker Profile:

Dr. Krzysztof Węcel - Assistant Professor at Poznan University of Economics. He graduated in 2000 (summa cum laude) and received his PhD in May 2002. His main research interest is semantic technology. Secondary interests include: information retrieval, data mining, data warehousing, knowledge representation and visualization, business process management. He was a visiting scholar in leading semantic groups at Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck and University of Karlsruhe. He has been involved in EC-funded projects including ASG, TOWL, SUPER, ENIRAF and EASTWeb. He is co-author of the book “Filtering the Web to feed data warehouses,” several book chapters, some journal publications (e.g. Witschaftsinformatik) and many conference papers. He is also certified SAS Developer and is familiar with data mining software - Enterprise Miner.

Monika Kaczmarek - Research Assistant and PhD student at the Department of Information Systems, Poznan University of Economics as well as PhD student at Maquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She is currently working in EU SUPER project (Semantics Utilized For Process Management with and between Enterprises). She is an author and co-author of several international publications on Semantic Web Services, Quality of Service and BPM.

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