An ontology-based semantic foundation for ARIS EPCs

  title={An ontology-based semantic foundation for ARIS EPCs},
  author={Paulo S{\'e}rgio Santos and Jo{\~a}o Paulo A. Almeida and Giancarlo Guizzardi},
This paper presents an ontological analysis of the EPC (Event-driven Process Chain) business process modeling notation supported in the ARIS Toolset. This ontological analysis provides an interpretation of the modeling elements in EPC diagrams in terms of the UFO foundational ontology. This enables us to define the precise real-world semantics for business process models represented through EPCs and allows us to identify problems affecting the clarity and expressiveness of EPCs. In our analysis… CONTINUE READING
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