JOURNAL OF COMPUTERS (JCP)
ISSN : 1796-203X
Volume : 3    Issue : 1    Date : January 2008

Life Cycle for Change Management in Business Processes using Semantic Technologies
Uttam Kumar Tripathi, Knut Hinkelmann, and Daniela Feldkamp
Page(s): 24-31
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Abstract
In a fast changing market environment the task of reducing the downtime for change management of
business processes has high importance. Ensuring that IT reflects the updated business
requirement is an important task related to change management in software development. We
present a methodology and system for changing SOA-based business process implementation.
We distinguish two layers: At the design layer processes are modeled in the ontology-based
semantic markup language for web services OWL-S. For execution the processes are translated
into BPEL. At the core of our system are a central change management component and a set of
tools which perform various tasks in the overall lifecycle of change management. Finally, we
demonstrate our approach with an example e-government.

Index Terms
Service Oriented Architecture, semantic language, Business processes, Web Services, OWL-S,
BPEL.