WEB An Essay towards an EMMO compliant Ontology for ProcessesWednesday (01.01.2020) 00:15 - 00:30 Part of:
Processes not only play a major role in the production of physical goods made from materials and meeting the various needs of society for transportation, communication, health care and many others. Communication and Transportation themselves are processes. And there is a huge variety of different processes being important for industry, for society, for science and engineering, for arts & culture, in biology & chemistry. The European Materials & Modelling Ontology (EMMO) as a foundational ontology already allows for the description of items and their states starting from elementaries and reaching up to entire systems. It provides the foundations and concepts to also describe "processes". Scope of the presentation is to provide a first thesaurus and a taxonomy of "processes", which eventually shall provide connecting points for domain ontologies e.g. for Manufacturing Processes. Following a short introduction into EMMO, a generic approach to describe processes in general is outlined. Criteria to differentiate and classify different types of processes will be discussed based on an EMMO compliant owl file. The presentation will conclude with an outlook on future developments of domain ontologies docking to the process branch of EMMO.