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  Business Process Management (BPM) focuses on managing the execution of IT-supported business operations from a business expert’s process view rather than from a technical perspective. The underlying motivation for BPM is that organizations need to continuously align their running business processes, as executed within multiple heterogeneous systems, with the required processes as derived from business needs. However, with current tools, the management of business processes has a limited degree of automation, and is heavily impeded by the heterogeneity of the legacy systems implementing those processes. Additionally, current representations of processes are not accessible to machine reasoning, and therefore the process space cannot be queried by logical expressions, e.g. in order to identify activities relevant to comply with regulations.

SUPER aims to develop a technological platform to support the management of business processes in a scalable and semantically interoperable manner. SUPER will combine Semantic Web Services (SWS) technology with Business Process Management to provide a consolidated framework for the coherent manipulation of processes, through the automated discovery, substitution, composition and execution of business process implementations. SUPER will demonstrate the effective deployment of SWS in realistic, large-volume applications in the telecommunication industry. The project will deliver:
  • horizontal ontologies to describe business processes.
  • vertical telecommunications oriented ontologies to support domain specific annotation, and
  • a suite of tools based on the results of the SEKT and DIP projects.
  SAP AG (Germany)
IBIS Prof. Thome AG
IBM Research
IDS Scheer
Leopold-Franzens University Innsbruck
MIP – Politecnico di Milano
National University of Ireland, Galway
Ontotext Lab, Sirma
Open University
The Poznan University of Economics
TU Eindhoven
University of Stuttgart
Telekomunikacja Polska
  SUPER Website


DIP Website

WSMO Website

The SUPER team at KMi

John Domingue (Main Contact)

Liliana Cabral

Pierre Grenon

Barry Norton

Carlos Pedrinaci