Business Process Management (BPM) is the approach to manage the execution of IT-supported business operations from a business expert’s view rather than from a technical perspective. However, the degree of mechanization n BPM is still very limited, creating inertia in the necessary evolution and dynamics of business processes, and BPM does not provide a truly unified view on the process space of an organization. We trace back the problem of mechanization of BPM to an ontological one, i.e. the lack of machineaccessible semantics, and argue that the modeling constructs of Semantic Web services frameworks, especially WSMO [13, 14], are a natural fit to creating such a representation. As a consequence, we propose to combine SWS and BPM and create one consolidated technology, which we call Semantic
Business Process Management (SBPM).