Enterprise Modeling with ODP and UML

Enterprise Modeling with ODP and UML

Sandy Tyndale-Biscoe (Open-IT Limited, UK), Antonio Vallecillo (Univesity of Malaga, Spain) and Bryan Wood (Open-IT Limited, UK)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-174-2.ch006
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RM-ODP is a standard defining a framework for the specification of large distributed systems that is based on solid foundations, and that defines five generic and complementary viewpoints for structuring the system specifications in order to deal with their inherent complexity. One of these viewpoints, the enterprise viewpoint, focuses on the purpose, scope and policies for the system and its environment. This viewpoint is independent from any computational and platform-specific concerns, and provides a well-defined approach to enterprise modelling. However, the fact that RM-ODP does not define any notation for describing its viewpoint languages has traditionally hampered its wide adoption by many industrial sectors. On the other hand, UML is a widely accepted notation for system specification, but lacks formal semantics and has limited structuring mechanisms for dealing with large and complex system specifications. In this paper we describe how ODP and UML can be combined for enterprise modelling, showing how enterprise viewpoint specifications can be written in UML to obtain the major benefits of both approaches. The work described here is part of an ISO/IEC and ITU-T initiative to define the use of UML for ODP system specifications.

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Olov Forsgren
Peter Rittgen
Peter Rittgen
Chapter 1
Lars Baekgaard
This chapter presents an extension that makes UML better suited for business activity modeling. We extend UML’s activity diagrams with events in... Sample PDF
Extending UML to Support Business Activity Modeling
Chapter 2
Pablo David Villarreal, Enrique Salomone, Omar Chiotti
This chapter describes the application of MDA (Model-Driven Architecture) and UML for the modeling and specification of collaborative business... Sample PDF
Modeling and Specification of Collaborative Business Processes with a MDS Approach and a UML Profile
Chapter 3
Anna Medve
This chapter introduces the User Requirements Notation (URN) standardized formal methods and its joint use with Unified Modeling Language (UML) in... Sample PDF
Enterprise modeling with the Joint Use of User Requirements Notation and UML
Chapter 4
Pedro Sousa, Artur Caetano, André Vasconcelos, Carla Pereira, José Tribolet
Organizations make extensive use of information systems to support planning, decision making, controlling and to leverage competitive advantage.... Sample PDF
Enterprise Architecture Modeling with the Unified Modeling Language
Chapter 5
Stefan Dietze
This chapter introduces a conceptual metamodel which enables the assessment and semi-formal modeling of business processes in the domain of software... Sample PDF
Adaptation of the UML to Formalized Software Development Process Assessment and Modeling- Dedicated Metamodel and Case Study
Chapter 6
Sandy Tyndale-Biscoe, Antonio Vallecillo, Bryan Wood
RM-ODP is a standard defining a framework for the specification of large distributed systems that is based on solid foundations, and that defines... Sample PDF
Enterprise Modeling with ODP and UML
Chapter 7
Peter Rittgen
The Language-Action Perspective provides a communicative view on the organization. In it an organization is characterized as a system of interacting... Sample PDF
A Language-Action Approach to the Design of UML Models
Chapter 8
andra Haraldson, Mikael Lind, Jan Loausson
Business modeling is concerned with asking questions and giving answers to these questions. In systems development different types of diagrams... Sample PDF
Using UML Notation for Modeling Business Interaction
Chapter 9
Peter Fettke, Peter Loos, Jörg Zwicker
Within the Information Systems field, information modeling is a vital instrument to develop information systems. However, the modeling process is... Sample PDF
Using UML for Reference Modeling
Chapter 10
Kamyar Sarshar, Peter Loos
Given that business processes are performed in an organizational context, it is essential that process modeling notations provide proper mechanisms... Sample PDF
Modeling the Resource Perspective of Business Processes by UML Activity Diagram and Object Petri Net
Chapter 11
Herman Balsters
Businesses can change their business structure by merging with other companies or, on the other end of the spectrum, by smoothly outsourcing some of... Sample PDF
Merging and Outsourcing Information Systems with UML
Chapter 12
András Pataricza, András Balogh, Lazlos Gonczy
This chapter introduces the main notions related to the dependability of applications in a self-contained way in order to bring the topic near to... Sample PDF
Verification and Validation of Nonfunctional Aspects in Enterprise Modeling
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