Semantic Integration for Cross-organizational Manufacturing Business Process
Wang Mingwei*, Li Shan, Zhou Jingtao, Zhang Shusheng
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2011
First Page: 131
Last Page: 137
Publisher Id: TOMEJ-5-131
Article History:Received Date: 26/11/2010
Revision Received Date: 3/3/2011
Acceptance Date: 7/3/2011
Electronic publication date: 20/5/2011
Collection year: 2010
open-access license: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY 4.0), a copy of which is available at: (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode). This license permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Enhanced the business-to-business process integration capabilities is a key success factor in manufacturing industry. However, challenges such as changing markets and heterogeneous manufacturing resources counteract business process interactions. This paper proposes an integration framework for cross-organizational processes, in which two technologies, namely ontology and web service composition, are applied throughout process modeling, implementation and execution. Various manufacturing resources are encapsulated into uniform manufacturing services whose capabilities including properties and interfaces are encoded in an unambiguous as well as computer-understandable form. Leveraging the capabilities profiles as the mediation in the framework, business logic and implementation techniques are loosely coupling relationship, which enable enterprises to collaborate without prior relationship established and to adjust their processes on demand. Three key implementation techniques: semantic modeling of manufacturing services, services discovery and optimization selection are discussed in detailed.