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Development and Management of an Ontology and Registries for Sharing Metadata about Business Process Specifications under SOA

서비스 지향 아키텍쳐 하에서 비즈니스 프로세스 명세에 관한 메타 데이터를 공유하기 위한 온톨로지와 등록저장소의 개발 및 관리 방안

  • Published : 2007.11.30

Abstract

While standardization and its applications for registering and sharing information resources about B2B transactions such as business documents are relatively well developed, it is not easy to register and share business process resources because there are many ways to define complex business processes using different specification(definition) languages. In practice, there are several competing business process specification languages applicable under service-oriented architecture (SOA) such as ebXML BPSS, WS-BPEL, BPMN and so on. A systematic way has to be prepared to register/share diverse and heterogeneous specifications represented using those languages. This paper demonstrates the usefulness of sharing B2B business processes by prototyping a business process registry called ebRR4BP. First of all, we designed a metadata ontology to support the registration of diverse B2B business processes. To implement the proposed metadata ontology using ebXML registries, a mapping scheme to ebXML Registry Information Model is also suggested. The ontology and mapping scheme will be a foundation for supporting common interchange of business process metadata among B2B resistries.

Keywords

Business Process Specification;B2B Registry;Metadata Ontology;SOA