Ontology-based patterns for the integration of business processes and enterprise application architectures
Gacitua-Decar, Veronica and Pahl, Claus (2010) Ontology-based patterns for the integration of business processes and enterprise application architectures. In: Mentzas, G. and Friesen, A., (eds.) Semantic Enterprise Application Integration for Business Processes. Business Science Reference . IGI Global, pp. 36-60. ISBN 978-160566804-8
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Increasingly, enterprises are using Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) as an approach to Enterprise Application Integration (EAI). SOA has the potential to bridge
the gap between business and technology and to improve the reuse of existing applications and the interoperability with new ones. In addition to service architecture
descriptions, architecture abstractions like patterns and styles capture design knowledge and allow the reuse of successfully applied designs, thus improving the quality of
software. Knowledge gained from integration projects can be captured to build a repository of semantically enriched, experience-based solutions. Business patterns identify the interaction and structure between users, business processes, and data.
Specific integration and composition patterns at a more technical level address enterprise application integration and capture reliable architecture solutions. We use an
ontology-based approach to capture architecture and process patterns. Ontology techniques for pattern definition, extension and composition are developed and their
applicability in business process-driven application integration is demonstrated.
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