Mechanism of Semantic Oriented Flexible Workflow

Yi-Ming Wu, Joan Lu, Shao-Wen Yao, Zhi-Jie Zheng

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In complex and diversified application context, flexibility and scalability are one of the key issues of workflow technology. As an important approach with the ability of intelligible computing, semantic technology can be used to improve the capability of workflow. This paper defines a model of Meta-Object based on Petri-Net building block, and defines a workflow ontology named DAML-W based on DAML language. This paper also describes how to import semantic mechanisms to Meta-Object Protocol including protocol declaration Meta-Object association and Meta-Object management. Furthermore, a methodology based on Multi-Agent system is proposed to implement the mechanism of semantic oriented workflow. Finally, a typical example demonstrates that the system based on semantic mechanisms combined with Multi-Agents could effectively improve the flexibility and scalability of workflow.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Third International Conference on Information Technology and Applications (ICITA'05)
EditorsXiangjian He, Tom Hintz, Massimo Piccardi, Qiang Wu, Maolin Huang, David Tien
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0769523161
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Information Technology and Applications - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 4 Jul 20057 Jul 2005
Conference number: 3


Conference3rd International Conference on Information Technology and Applications
Abbreviated titleICITA 2005


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