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Supporting Collaboration through Semantic-based Workflow and Constraint Solving

Yun-Heh Chen-Burger, Dr. Yun-Heh and Hui, Dr. Kit-Ying and Preece, Dr. Alun D. and Gray, Prof. Peter M. D. and Tate, Prof. Austin (2004) Supporting Collaboration through Semantic-based Workflow and Constraint Solving. 14th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW), Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire, UK..

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This paper describes our efforts to provide a collaborative problem solving architecture driven by semantic-based workflow orchestration and constraint problem solving. These technologies are based on shared ontologies that allows two systems of very different natures to communicate, perform specialised tasks and achieve common goals. We give an account of our approach for the workflow assisted collaboration with constraint solving capabilities. We found that systems built with semantic (web) based technologies is useful for collaboration and flexible to enhance the system with specialised capabilities. However, much care must be exercised before correct semantics may be exchanged and collaborations occur smoothly.

Keywords: Virtual Organisation, Constraint Satisfaction, Business Process Modelling, IDEF3, Ontology, NIST PSL, Semantic Web, Semantic Grid.
Subjects:AKT Challenges > Knowledge reuse
AKT Challenges > Knowledge acquisition
AKT Challenges > Knowledge publishing
AKT Challenges > Knowledge modelling
ID Code:351
Deposited By:Chen-Burger, Dr. Jessica
Deposited On:07 July 2004

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