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Deriving object-based business process architecture using knowledge management enablers

Sabri, M.; Odeh, M.; Saad, M.


M. Sabri

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Mohammed Odeh
Associate Professor in Software Engineering

Mohammed Saad
Professor in Innovation & Technology Mgm


This paper discusses a semantic-driven approach to deriving an object-based Business Process Architecture (BPA) using Knowledge Management Enablers (KMEs). The semantic enriched Riva BPA (srBPA) ontology has been selected as an object and ontology based BPA to be derived by the abstract knowledge management enablers’ ontology (aKMEOnt). The aKMEOnt includes six KMEs: information technology, leadership, organisation structure, culture, business repository and knowledge context. The aKMEOnt has been utilised in order to generate the Essential Business Entities (EBEs) of the srBPA ontology. A link between these two artefacts, i.e., the srBPA ontology and aKMEOnt, is demonstrated using a typical example of the deposits department in banking. In conclusion, this new ontology-based approach between KMEs and BPA has informed the effectiveness of using semantic KMEs and Semantic Web Rule Language (SWRL) rules in the semi-automatic identification of representative EBEs. These EBEs characterise the business of deposits in banking and constitute the first essential building block of the Riva BPA method which drives the development of Units of Work and the subsequent 1st and 2nd cut Riva process architectures.


Sabri, M., Odeh, M., & Saad, M. (2019). Deriving object-based business process architecture using knowledge management enablers

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 22, 2019
Publication Date Jan 31, 2019
Deposit Date Jun 25, 2019
Journal The International Arab Journal of Information Technology
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Issue 3A
Pages 577-586
Keywords business process architecture, knowledge management enablers, srBPA, riva method
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