Event Correlation for Business Processes on the Basis of Ontologies
Business process execution generates great amounts of information on process results and intermediate activities. Most of this information is represented by events linked to their related process execution. Process monitoring uses such events and links to correlate incoming events to their corresponding process instances. These links may however get lost in the process of event capturing or not even be present in distributed process environments like logistics. Nonetheless, monitoring depends on the correct correlation of events in such scenarios. Furthermore, the correlation of external data like weather and traffic information, which has no connection to process executions, can be useful in the planning, execution and monitoring of processes as well.