AN UPPER ONTOLOGY FOR ENTERPRISE PROCESS MODELLING

Aikaterini-Maria Sourouni, George Kourlimpinis, John Psarras, Dimitris Askounis

Abstract

During last decades great expectations have been placed on Enterprise Modelling and Integration through ontologies. However, most of the existing proposals concentrate on an extensive set of enterprise concepts and definitions, making difficult for ontology engineers to distinguish only those of their interest. In this regard, this paper presents an approach towards a standard abstract framework for constructing Enterprise ontologies. The main aim of this approach is constructing an upper-level Ontology incorporating generic enterprise concepts and relations. The proposed ontology aims at becoming a starting point rather than being a predefined solution. Starting with this upper Ontology, business analysts can adapt and enhance in order to model enterprises of any type and sector.

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Sourouni A., Kourlimpinis G., Psarras J. and Askounis D. (2009). AN UPPER ONTOLOGY FOR ENTERPRISE PROCESS MODELLING . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2009) ISBN 978-989-674-013-9, pages 328-331. DOI: 10.5220/0002329803280331


in Bibtex Style

@conference{kmis09,
author={Aikaterini-Maria Sourouni and George Kourlimpinis and John Psarras and Dimitris Askounis},
title={AN UPPER ONTOLOGY FOR ENTERPRISE PROCESS MODELLING},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={328-331},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002329803280331},
isbn={978-989-674-013-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2009)
TI - AN UPPER ONTOLOGY FOR ENTERPRISE PROCESS MODELLING
SN - 978-989-674-013-9
AU - Sourouni A.
AU - Kourlimpinis G.
AU - Psarras J.
AU - Askounis D.
PY - 2009
SP - 328
EP - 331
DO - 10.5220/0002329803280331