№ 142/2009 from Jun 09, 2009
Semantic Business Process Management (SBPM) is the theme of this year’s Berlin Semantic Web Day, a public event hosted by the Corporate Semantic Web group of Freie Universität Berlin, to be held June 19, 2009. The event will include a public series of lectures and a public meeting of the doctoral student network, STI Berlin. In addition, there will be special industry training on "Applications of Corporate Semantic Web in Industry."
SBPM combines Corporate Semantic Web Technologies – such as semantic rule systems, event-based systems, and ontologies – with Business Process Management (BPM). This combination promises increased automation in the search, configuration, and composition of business processes, automatic switching between different heterogeneous interfaces and abstraction levels, and generally agile BPM.
Semantic web technology is designed to enable computers to decode the meaning of words. A word such as bank, for example, has various meanings, and human beings understand the various meanings. With the use of ontologies, computer scientists have to program computers to search for the information that Internet users are seeking when they use search machines.
The Corporate Semantic Web team took up its work last year at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of Freie Universität Berlin. Corporate Semantic Web refers to semantic web technologies that are designed specifically for use by business and industry.