Building e-commerce systems using semantic application framework

Bing Li, Wei Tek Tsai, Liang Jie Zhang

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This paper proposes a novel approach to implement automatic business process compositions (ABPC), which are based on the Semantic Application Framework (SAP) and the Semantic Application Template (SAT). To build an E-Commerce system using SAP, three problems are required to solve, developing a new semantic application, converting an existing application to a semantic application and composing a new business process with existing semantic applications. The vocabulary-oriented business logic makes requirement specifications comparable. A business composer works over a distributed techniques independent platform and matches requirement specifications in SAT with SATs of existing legacy systems to construct a new business process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-319
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Web Engineering and Technology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2004


  • Automatic business process composition
  • Business logic
  • Form
  • Organisation
  • Semantic application framework
  • Semantic application template
  • Vocabulary
  • Workflow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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