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Convergence Information Technology, International Conference on (2009)
Seoul, Korea
Nov. 24, 2009 to Nov. 26, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3896-9
pp: 273-278
Emergency and crisis response such as appearing in large traffic accident management involves coordination of emergency and rescue services and police. The management of information is a complex task where decision support on site and distance management requires a well-founded understanding of the underlying processes. The Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) is used for encoding processes related to emergency medical services. BPMN is basically a syntax where the semantic part is left to be specified by the applications. Our approach to semantics is drawn from categorical approaches to representing signatures and generalized terms. In particular, monads over Set, the category of sets, composed with the term monad (over Set) turn out to be useful for modeling uncertainties both with respect to representation of observations as well as time. BPMN Flow Objects, Connecting Objects as well as Artifacts are represented as suitable morphisms in the underlying categories enabled by the monadic instrumentation.
Partially ordered monad, monad-oriented programming, business process modeling, emergency care

J. Karlsson, P. Eklund, R. Âström and M. Johansson, "BPMN and its Semantics for Information Management in Emergency Care," 2009 Fourth International Conference on Computer Sciences and Convergence Information Technology(ICCIT), Seoul, 2009, pp. 273-278.
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