PSL-based Process Knowledge Integration and Management Framework

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Amount:
$74,936.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
62090
Agency Tracking Number:
222-36
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1408 University Drive East, College Station, TX, 77840
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Ronald Fernandes
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to develop a robust framework, called the Process Knowledge Integration and Management Framework (PKIMF), to support the complete lifecycle of enterprise process knowledge that natively use the Process Specification Language (PSL). PKIMF uses a dashboard approach to design, analyze, integrate, exchange, and manage process knowledge. Its features and capabilities include the use of a process model repository to store, retrieve, modify, and configure process models; process model composition or process "stitching"; process design assistance; process model export, import and automated translator generators; ontology mapping; and process knowledge dissemination with links to external knowledge sources. Innovations of the proposed effort include the ability to exploit PSL's inherent robustness and simplicity to perform process knowledge reasoning, use of formal ontologies to enable process information management and interchange, and annotation of process models with external knowledge links without modifying source documents. The unified framework that uses PSL natively and brings together a hodge-podge of diverse process design and management tools for process model lifecycle management is a major benefit to any enterprise. We envision that PKIMF will do for PSL what the Mosaic browser has done for http/HTML.

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