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Concept Covering for Automated Building Blocks Selection based on Business Processes Semantics

The 8th IEEE Conference on E-Commerce Technology and the 3rd IEEE Conference on Enterprise Computing - 2006
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In this paper we present a novel approach and a system for automated selection of building blocks, by exploiting business processes semantics. The selection process is based on a novel greedy concept covering algorithm, which computes, given a description of the request, the set of needed building blocks. If such a set does not exist the algorithm returns the covered subset and explanation information on both the left uncovered part and conflicting part of the request description, exploiting non-standard inference services. The requested description can be expressed as conjunction of mandatory requirements and preferences. The approach has been deployed in a system specifically designed for SAP R/3 best practices reusability, which is fully functional and is currently being evaluated in an industrial setting.

BibTex references

@InProceedings{DDDDR06, author = {Francesco {di Cugno} and Tommaso {Di Noia} and Eugenio {Di Sciascio} and Francesco M. Donini and Azzurra Ragone}, title = "Concept Covering for Automated Building Blocks
Selection based on Business Processes Semantics", booktitle = "The 8th IEEE Conference on E-Commerce Technology
and the 3rd IEEE Conference on Enterprise
Computing", year = "2006", url = "http://sisinflab.poliba.it/sisinflab/publications/
2006/DDDDR06" }

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