Georg Grossmann

Georg Grossmann
University of South Australia | UniSA

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Georg Grossmann currently works at the School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, University of South Australia.

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Publications (84)
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Achieving real-time agility and adaptation with respect to changing requirements in existing IT infrastructure can pose a complex challenge. We explore a goal-oriented approach to managing this complexity. We argue that a goal-oriented perspective can form an effective basis for devising and deploying responses to changed requirements in real-time....
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Mapping structured data to a shared domain on-tology is a key step in publishing semantic content on the Web. This problem is known as Relational-To-Ontology Mapping Problem (Rel2Onto). Modeling the semantics of data manually requires huge human cost and expertise, making an automatic method of semantic modeling desired. Most of the related work fo...
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The management of health and safety plays an important role in safety performance, and is therefore an important foundational element in an organisation's overall sustainable development. Many organisations are now able to collect vast amounts of data being in an attempt to shed light on the underlying causes behind accidents and safety-related inc...
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Knowledge Graphs (KGs), as one of the key trends which are driving the next wave of technologies, have now become a new form of knowledge representation, and a cornerstone for several applications from generic to specific industrial use cases. However, in some specific domains such as law enforcement, a real and large domain-oriented KG is often un...
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With the digital transformation of industries as proposed by Industry 4.0, there will be an increased amount of data collected and exchanged between enterprise systems. Software developers and domain experts are exposed to complex data specifications when dealing with enterprise interoperability. It is a major challenge to understand standards spec...
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The advent of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology has significantly optimized the industrial operations management by connecting industrial assets with information systems and, hence, with business processes. The IIoT forms the backbone for materializing the Industry 4.0 initiative. Actionable insights obtained from industrial analytics...
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The development of systems of systems or the replacement of processes or systems can create unknowns, risks, delays and costs which are difficult to understand and characterise, and which frequently result in unforeseen issues resulting in overspend or avoidance. Yet maintaining state of the art processes and systems and utilising best of breed com...
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Of the core challenges originally associated with Big Data, namely Volume, Velocity, and Variety, the Variety aspect is the one that is least addressed by the standard analytics architectures. In this chapter, we analyze types and sources of variety and describe data- and metadata management principles for organizing data lakes. We discuss how sema...
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Multi-level modeling is currently regaining attention in the database and software engineering community with different emerging proposals and implementations. One driver behind this trend is the need to reduce model complexity, a crucial aspect in a time of analytics in Big Data that deal with complex heterogeneous data structures. So far no stand...
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Constructive combat simulation is widely used across Defence Science and Technology Group, typically using behavioural models written by software developers in a scripting or programming language for a specific simulation. This approach is time-consuming, can lead to inconsistencies between the same behaviour in different simulations, and is diffic...
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Traditionally the integration of data from multiple sources is done on an ad-hoc basis for each analysis scenario and application. This is a solution that is inflexible, incurs high costs, leads to “silos” that prevent sharing data across different agencies or tasks, and is unable to cope with the modern environment, where workflows, tasks, and pri...
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In the past two decades, business process research has focused on process flexibility to facilitate the operation of business processes in an open and dynamic environment. This is important to ensure that processes accurately reflect and handle changes occurring in the real-world. While substantial existing work has investigated changes in business...
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Traditionally the integration of data from multiple sources is done on an ad-hoc basis for each analysis scenario and application. This is a solution that is inflexible, incurs in high costs, leads to "silos" that prevent sharing data across different agencies or tasks, and is unable to cope with the modern environment, where workflows, tasks, and...
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One of the most significant challenges in information system design is the constant and increasing need to establish interoperability between heterogeneous software systems at increasing scale. The automated translation of data between the data models and languages used by information ecosystems built around official or de facto standards is best a...
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Online polling is a popular tool to increase user involvement on all kinds of websites. Consumers are interested in sharing their opinion and so contribute to the website's content. Aggregated opinions, attitudes, and preferences convey a great deal of knowledge which is often unutilised as there exists no efficient method to explore them. An ongoi...
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Business constraints in general, and temporal constraints, in particular, play a crucial role in business process management. They are specified to ensure that business processes or their component steps are performed according to the time restrictions of the real world context of the process. A number of temporal solutions with the aim of monitori...
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Business processes are composed mainly of activities and events. The latter has gained much focus recently which has resulted in the drift towards Event-Driven Business Process Management (EDBPM). Events are used in both monitoring and controlling the execution of business processes. They are considered to be instantaneous and their content cannot...
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The ongoing research and development in the field of Natural Language Processing has lead to a great number of technologies in its context. There have been major benefits when it comes to bringing together the worlds of natural language and semantic technologies, so more and more potential areas of application emerge. One of these is the subject of...
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In today's enterprise environment, business processes no longer operate in an isolated fashion, driven purely by human input. Instead, they exchange information across organisations as well as interacting directly with sensors and actuators in the Internet of Things. This means that traditional assumptions about processes having a "perfect" view of...
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One of the most significant challenges in information system design is the constant and increasing need to establish interoperability between heterogeneous software systems at increasing scale. Beyond individual applications, today’s enterprise applications require automated information exchange across the system lifecycle of information ecosystems...
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Modern organisations are increasingly moving from traditional monolithic business systems to environments where more and more tasks are outsourced to third party providers. Therefore, processes must operate in an open and dynamic environment in which the management of time plays a crucial role. Handling time, however, remains a challenging issue ye...
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One of the most significant challenges in information system design is the constant and increasing need to establish interoperability between heterogeneous software systems at increasing scale. The automated translation of data between the data models and languages used by information ecosystems built around official or de facto standards is best a...
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During the past decade, much effort has been invested in developing standards to overcome data and software interoperability barriers in the oil and gas industry. Whereas syntactical integration is no longer problem, semantic integration still remains an open challenge. To overcome this problem, standards provide more and more complex structures to...
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This paper addresses the problem of transforming business specifications written in natural language into formal models suitable for use in information systems development. It proposes a method for transforming controlled natural language specifications based on the Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules standard. This approach is uniq...
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In large organizations, multiple stakeholders may modify the same business process. This paper addresses the problem when stakeholders perform changes on process views which become inconsistent with the business process and other views. Related work addressing this problem is based on execution trace analysis which is performed in a post-analysis p...
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In large organisations different stakeholders are usually responsible for the management of business processes. This paper addresses the situation where multiple stakeholders with different interests are handling parts of the same business processes. One technique to support this are process views where each stakeholder holds a personal view which...
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Effective exchange of information about processes and industrial plants, their design, construction, operation, and maintenance requires sophisticated information modelling and exchange mechanisms that enable the transfer of semantically meaningful information between a vast pool of heterogeneous information systems. In order to represent entities...
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The design process for large systems, e.g., industrial plants, involves large multi-disciplinary teams. Since each discipline has its own specialised concerns, the common thread is describing the functional requirements of an artefact. In the oil and gas industry, Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) companies are responsible for designing...
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Exploring and understanding large business process models are important tasks in the context of business process management. In recent years, several techniques have been proposed for the abstraction of business processes. Automated abstraction techniques have been devised for verifying correctness and consistency of process models and for providin...
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Multi-level modelling is currently regaining attention in the database and software engineering community with different emerging proposals and implementations. One driver behind this trend is to reduce model complexity, a crucial aspect in a time of big data research in which more and more data from different sources are required to be integrated....
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The ISO 15926 standard was developed to facilitate the integration of life-cycle data of process plants. The core of the standard is a highly generic and extensible data model trying to capture a holistic view of the world. We investigated the standard from a software modelling point of view and identified some challenges in terminology, circular d...
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In large organisations multiple stakeholders may modify the same business process. This paper addresses the problem when stakeholders perform changes on process views which become inconsistent with the business process and other views. Related work addressing this problem is based on execution trace analysis which is performed in a post-analysis ph...
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This paper addresses the problem of transforming natural language business specifications into formal models suitable for use in information systems. In particular, the Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules (SBVR) standard is used as a starting point for both the natural language specifications and the formal representation. In recent...
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Service composition is a recent field that has seen a flurry of different approaches proposed towards the goal of flexible distributed heterogeneous interoperation of software systems, usually based on the expectation that such systems must be derived from higher-level models rather than be coded at low level. In practice, achieving service interop...
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Service composition is a recent field that has seen a flurry of different approaches proposed towards the goal of flexible distributed heterogeneous interoperation of software systems, usually based on the expectation that such systems must be derived from higher-level models rather than be coded at low level. In practice, achieving service interop...
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Flexible integration of information systems with heterogeneous data structures and interfaces has been an important IT research goal for decades. It is a fundamental requirement for enterprise transformation that the business knowledge captured in form of data and business processes can be integrated and adapted within and across enterprise boundar...
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This paper outlines some of the inherent difficulties present in large-scale standards-based semantic interoperability in the Oil and Gas industry. This domain in particularly interesting for semantic interoperability, as the complexity is manifold: data sets are large, span many different domains, are modeled and represented differently in various...
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The ISO 15926 standard was developed to facilitate the integration of data in support of the life-cycle activities and processes of process plants. It is currently used for the handover of design documents between those companies that design and engineer engineering equipment to those organisations responsible for their operation and maintenance wi...
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Methods for abstraction have been proposed to ease comprehension, monitoring, and validation of large processes and their running instances. To date, abstraction mechanisms have focused predominantly on structural aggregation, projection, and ad-hoc transformations. We propose an approach for configuration of process abstractions tailored to a spec...
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The University of South Australia is investigating the highly complex integration of information systems within the CRC for integrated engineering asset management (CIEAM) and develops techniques and tools to simplify the data exchange between enterprise critical systems. Recent research outcomes include a service oriented integration architecture,...
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Enterprises face the challenge of rapidly adapting to dynamic business environments. The traditional approach to process management is only partially appropriate to this new context, and calls for the advent of new, evolutionary business processes. This new approach attempts to address specific issues related to flexibility and adaptation such as d...
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This article describes the technical principles and representation of a constraint-based configuration method for work processes. Methods developed for the configuration of modular systems comprising components have traditionally adopted a representation where the properties and compatibility requirements are expressed as constraints associated wit...
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Many different approaches have been proposed towards the goal of flexible distributed heterogeneous interoperation of software systems using service composition techniques. Recent approaches are described in terms of higher level models rather than be coded at low level. Current practice, however, sees the service process specifications, written in...
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Success of a Software Product Line (SPL) typically induces increase of requirements that expand over the expertise of its initial company. In the con-text of cloud computing, where SPLs are deployed in the form of business process families that are offered over the Internet, this expansion requires partnering with other available families. With the...
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Business process languages have been successfully applied in research and industry for the development of information systems. They are used for the analysis, design, construction, and verifi - cation of software applications and fit well into the model-driven paradigm. Although many business process languages have emerged in the last couple of yea...
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Service composition is a recent field that has seen a flurry of different approaches proposed towards the goal of flexible distributed heterogeneous interoperation of software systems, usually based on the expectation that such systems must be derived from higher level models rather than be coded at low level. In practice, achieving service interop...
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Flexible data integration has been an important IT research goal for decades. About ten years ago, a significant step was taken with the introduction of declarative methods (e.g., Clio). Since this work, mostly based on classic dependency analysis, extensions have been developed that express more powerful semantic relationships. However, much of th...
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Due to the variety of concerns affecting software development in large organizations, generic software processes have to be adapted to project specific needs to be effectively applicable in individual projects. We describe the architecture of a tool aiming to provide support for tailoring and instantiation of reference processes. The goal is to min...
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Service composition is a recent field that has seen a flurry of different approaches proposed towards the goal of flexible distributed heterogeneous interoperation of software systems, usually based on the expectation that such systems must be derived from higher level models rather than be coded at low level. We propose a conceptual modelling appr...
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This paper gives a brief overview of the international workshop on dynamic and declarative business processes held at the EDOC 2009 conference. The paper discusses the scope and key topics of the workshop, as well as provides high-lights on the program of the the workshop, including, the keynote and papers accepted for presentation.
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In order to re-use software processes for a spectrum of projects they are described in a generic way. Due to the uniqueness of software development, processes have to be adapted to project specific needs to be effectively applicable in projects. This instantiation still lacks standardization and tool support making it error prone, time consuming an...
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The integration of data plays a crucial role in condition monitoring and active data warehousing. It is classified in horizontal and vertical integration which capture different integration scenarios. Horizontal scenarios deal with application providing complementary functionality, whereas vertical scenarios deal with the integration of application...
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The work presented in this paper targets the soft- ware integration on the level of business process mod- els. The goal is to create the behavioural descrip- tion of an integrated system that is consistent with the behavioural descriptions of the original local sys- tems intended to be integrated. We build the be- havioural description from existin...
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Service composition is a recent field that has seen a flurry of different approaches proposed towards the goal of flexible distributed heterogeneous interoperation of software systems. Usually they are based on the expectation that such systems must be derived from higher level models rather than be coded at low level. We survey the state-of-the-ar...
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The integration of Web services is a recent outgrowth of the Business Process integration field that will require powerful meta-schema matching mechanisms supported by higher level abstractions, such as UML meta-models. Currently, there are many XML-based workflow process specification languages (e.g. XPDL, BPEL) which can be used to define busines...
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The integration of behaviour has long been a major goal for research into information systems integration. Its greater complexity compared to the well under- stood integration of structure means that it must be considered from a highly abstract (conceptual) level so the person responsible for the integration can fo- cus on the integration rather th...
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We propose a meta framework architecture for supporting the behaviour based integration of two business processes. The meta level provides basic integration operators to the domain engineer to create integration options for specific domains. Based on semantic relationships between nodes of two business processes these integration options are execut...
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We propose a meta-meta framework architecture for supporting the behav- ior based integration of two business processes. The meta-meta level provides basic in- tegration operators to the system administrator to create integration options for specific domains. Based on semantic relationships between nodes of two business processes these integration...
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Integration of autonomous object-oriented systems requires the integration of object structure and object behavior. Past research in the integration of autonomous object-oriented systems has so far mainly addressed integration of object structure. During our research we have identified business process correspondences and have given proper integrat...
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Integration of business processes requires the integration of both the structure and behaviour of the data objects involved. Research in federated information systems has so far mainly addressed integration of object structure or if based on behavior representation, assumed identity of the lower level operations to be integrated. Based on earlier w...
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Integration of autonomous object-oriented systems requires the integration of object structure and object behaviour. Research in federated information systems has so far mainly addressed integration of object structure. The integration of object behaviour carries with it the promise to finally move integration tools beyond the state of the art at w...