Affiliations: [a] STLab-ISTC, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy. E-mail: email@example.com | [b] Laboratoire d’Informatique de Paris Nord, Université Paris 13, France | [c] Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | [d] Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford, UK. E-mail: email@example.com | [e] Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: In this paper we introduce the Publishing Workflow Ontology (PWO), i.e., an OWL 2 DL ontology for the description of workflows that is particularly suitable for formalising typical publishing processes such as the publication of articles in journals. We support the presentation with a discussion of all the ontology design patterns that have been reused for modelling the main characteristics of publishing workflows. In addition, we present two possible application of PWO in the publishing and legislative domains.