An Agent-Oriented Enterprise Model for Early Requirements Engineering

An Agent-Oriented Enterprise Model for Early Requirements Engineering

Ivan J. Jureta (University of Namur, Belgium), Stephane Faulkner (University of Namur, Belgium) and Manuel Kolp (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 34
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-660-0.ch008
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Abstract

This chapter introduces an agent-oriented enterprise model for conducting enterprise modeling during the early stages of information system requirements engineering. The enterprise model integrates a set of concepts and relationships that the analyst instantiates when building a model of the part of the organization in which the future information system will operate. The aim is to allow the analyst to produce an enterprise model which captures knowledge about an organization and its business processes, and which can be used to build an agent-oriented requirements specification of the future system and of its organizational environment. Compared to similar models, the present one integrates concepts and relationships allowing the analyst to capture the relevant intrinsic characteristics, such as autonomy and intentionality of human and software agents that are to participate in the future system.

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