Using Formalized Concept Maps to Model Role-Based Workflows

Feinman, Alexander and Oexner, Jonathan and Das, Subrata K. (2006) Using Formalized Concept Maps to Model Role-Based Workflows. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Second Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica. ISBN 9977-15-148-2

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Concept maps have traditionally been used as a method for eliciting, representing, and storing information about domains of knowledge. In this paper, we explore an additional use of Concept Maps, to model patterns of activity in a fashion that is useful for both human understanding and computer-based deduction. Via formalization of Concept Maps the resulting information structures can be parsed automatically and used to support collaboration. The goal is to create a formalized representation of information that retains the crucial aspect of human understandability, while allowing a wide range of additional uses via adaptive system support. In this paper, we propose a process for formalizing concept maps describing a specific workflow by identifying roles, tasks, and information within the domain. This approach is used to create and store information models required by TREK, an ongoing project to support spatially-dispersed, dynamically-formed teams of workers.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2006
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2012 18:22
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2012 07:50

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