Configurable Reference Modeling Languages

Configurable Reference Modeling Languages

Jan Recker (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), Michael Rosemann (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), Wil M.P. van der Aalst (Queensland University of Technology, Australia and Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands), Monique Jansen-Vullers (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands) and Alexander Dreiling (SAP Australia Pty Ltd, Australia)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 25
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-054-7.ch002
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Abstract

This chapter discusses reference modeling languages for business systems analysis and design. In particular, it reports on reference models in the context of the design-for/by-reuse paradigm, explains how traditional modeling techniques fail to provide adequate conceptual expressiveness to allow for easy model reuse by configuration or adaptation, and elaborates on the need for reference modeling languages to be configurable. We discuss requirements for and the development of reference modeling languages that reflect the need for configurability. Exemplarily we report on the development, definition and configuration of Configurable Event-driven Process Chains. We further outline how configurable reference modeling languages and the corresponding design principles can be used in future scenarios such as process mining and data modeling.

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Table of Contents
Foreword
David C. Hay
Preface
Peter Fettke, Peter Loos
Acknowledgments
Peter Fettke, Peter Loos
Chapter 1
Peter Fettke, Peter Loos
Conceptual models play an increasingly important role in all phases of the information systems life cycle. For instance, they are used for business... Sample PDF
Perspectives on Reference Modeling
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Chapter 2
Jan Recker, Michael Rosemann, Wil M.P. van der Aalst, Monique Jansen-Vullers, Alexander Dreiling
This chapter discusses reference modeling languages for business systems analysis and design. In particular, it reports on reference models in the... Sample PDF
Configurable Reference Modeling Languages
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Chapter 3
Jan vom Brocke
With the design of reference models, an increase in the efficiency of information systems engineering is intended. This is expected to be achieved... Sample PDF
Design Principles for Reference Modeling: Reusing Information Models by Means of Aggregation, Specialisation, Instantiation, and Analogy
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Chapter 4
Frederik Ahlemann, Heike Gastl
This chapter stresses the importance of integrating empirical evidence in the construction process of reference models. With reference to the... Sample PDF
Process Model for an Empiracally Grounded Reference Model Construction
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Chapter 5
Francisco J. Duarte, João M. Fernandes, Ricardo J. Machado
Several organizations are nowadays not particularly comfortable with their internal structuring based on a hierarchical arrangement (sub-divided in... Sample PDF
Business Modeling in Process-Oriented Organizations for RUP-Based Software Development
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Chapter 6
Ulrich Frank
Evaluating a reference model is a demanding task. Not only that reference models inherit the problems well known from the evaluation of conceptual... Sample PDF
Evaluation of Reference Models
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Chapter 7
Ovidiu Noran
This Chapter presents a way to use Reference Models in Enterprise Architecture (EA) by a) assessing and organising them into a Structured Repository... Sample PDF
Using Reference Models in Enterprise Architecture: An Example
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Chapter 8
August-Wilhelm Scheer, Wolfram Jost, Öner Gungoz
The introduction of the CIM concept approximately 20 years ago paved the way for holistic examination of logistical and engineering processes... Sample PDF
A Reference Model for Industrial Enterprises
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Chapter 9
Jorg Becker, Reinhard Schutte
In order to provide a structural framework for information systems that serves as a basis for understanding the organizational structure and the... Sample PDF
A Reference Model for Retail Enterprise
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Chapter 10
Annett Mauser
With approximately 17490 well-defined modeling objects, the SKO -Datenmodell is probably the most extensive reference data model in German for the... Sample PDF
A Reference Model for Savings Bank
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Chapter 11
Antonia Albani, Nikolaus Mussigmann, Johannes Maria Zaha
Based on rapidly changing market conditions and increasing pressure on cost and productivity, companies in different industries have started to... Sample PDF
A Reference Model for Strategic Supply Network Development
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Chapter 12
Vojislav B. Misic, J. Leon Zhao
A number of reference models have been proposed to facilitate the development of E-business systems and applications. A comparative analysis of... Sample PDF
E-Business Reference Models
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Chapter 13
Jean-Paul Van Belle
This chapter describes a comprehensive evaluation of ten enterprise reference models, including the models underlying the two leading ERP systems... Sample PDF
Evaluation of Selected Enterprise Reference Models
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Chapter 14
Oliver Thomas
Reference modeling is located in a field of conflict between research and practice. Despite the array of theoretical concepts there is still a... Sample PDF
Reference Model Management
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Chapter 15
Robert Braun, Werner Esswein, Andreas Gehlert, Jens Weller
In this chapter we analyse how a configuration management system can support reference modelling activities. We argue that a configuration... Sample PDF
Configuration Management for Reference Models
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Chapter 16
Jan Mendling, Gustaf Neumann, Markus Nuttgens
This chapter presents interchange formats as an enabler for reference model reuse on a technical level. We use a framework to describe the interplay... Sample PDF
Interchange Formats for Reference Models
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Chapter 17
Wolfgang Hohnel, Daniela Krahl, Dirk Schreiber
A reference model is always developed in order to support a specific purpose. The development environment is setting the broader context.... Sample PDF
Lessons Learned in Reference Modeling
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