Publisher: IEEE

This paper presents a Business Decision Support System, implemented in terms of the BPMN and DMN standards, which provides a unified environment supporting interoperability for modelling the phenomena involved in material modelling. The proposed system successfully integrates materials modelling methodologies and knowledge-based systems with business process for decision making. This proposed use of the BPMN and DMN standards provides the missing link between business processes, materials science and engineering workflows in the context of composite material modelling, opening a new horizon in engineering industrial applications. The paper is complemented with an application case, which describes an initial example of successful representation of business process from the material modelling domain that includes decision models implemented with DMN in the chemical domain.

Published in: 2018 IEEE International Systems Engineering Symposium (ISSE)

A conference paper at the 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM 6) 7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD 7) 1115 June 2018, Glasgow, UK. 

The paper describes the desing of distributed integration platform enabling to create complex coupled workflows from existing simulation tools. The main features as well as selected real world applications are presented.

This paper shares and contributes to a ground-breaking vision developed and being implemented which consists in the integration of materials modelling methodologies and knowledge-based systems with business process for decision making. The proposed concept moves towards a new paradigm of material and process selection and design by developing and implementing an integrated multi-disciplinary, multi-model and multi-field approach together with its software tool implementation for an accurate, reliable, efficient and cost effective prediction, design, fabricationLife Cycle Engineering (LCE), cost analysis and decision making. This new paradigm of integrated material design is indeed endowed with a great potential by providing further insights that will promote further innovations on a broad scale.

This deliverable aims at formally defining the BDSS business layer actors and their interactions. The application cases proposed by industrial partners are exploited as information sources for the identification of actors and requirements for the business layer. They are inputs of a requirement identification process consisting of four steps:

  1. Creation of a text description of the business workflow underlying the application case
  2. Creation of a BPMN draft representation of the business workflow
  3. Refinement of the BPMN representation
  4. Creation of UML formal diagrams for actors and their interactions

For each application case, the outputs of the requirement identification process are:

  •  List of actors and goals
  • Use-cases described in brief format
  • UML use case diagrams

The document is structured as follows. The Introduction section describes the devised requirement identification process. Each application case has a corresponding section reporting: the business process model, actors and goals, and use cases. A Conclusion section closes the document.

Presentation made by Dr Carlos Kavka from ESTECO during the kick off meeting.