OWL-S is used to support automated discovery, composition,
invocation and monitoring of web services. However, OWL-S is an XML
based syntax that is hard to use for those with little XML knowledge,
which presents obstacles at requirements capture and design stages. In
contrast, diagram based business process modelling languages like FBPML
include standard process constructs familiar to this target user group.
Such methods are semantically richer than an OWL-S styled modelling
language, but do not provide direct inputs for web service development
and cannot be used by agent systems straightforwardly. In order to
bridge this gap, automatic translation from diagram based business
process models to web services models is necessary. I will talk about
such translation by applying conceptual mapping techniques,
demonstrated by using concrete mapping examples from FBPML notations to
OWL-S Process Ontology. Some problems identified during the mapping
process will also be mentioned.