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The SemBiz project aims at bridging the gap between the business level perspective and the technical implementation level in Business Process Management (BPM) by semantic descriptions of business processes along with respective tool support. Current BPM technologies mainly focus on the level of technical details for handling and executing IT-supported business processes, neglecting the fact that BPM techniques are supposed to support handling of business processes at the business level. This results in the need for human expertise and intervention for mediating between the business and the technical level, which hampers the benefits of such technologies tremendously. Hence, in order to overcome these deficiencies, we aim at developing an exhaustive semantic description framework that allows managing business processes on the business level as well as support for automated execution of business processes on the technical level.