Reference Model Management

Reference Model Management

Oliver Thomas (Institute for Information Systems at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-054-7.ch014
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Reference modeling is located in a field of conflict between research and practice. Despite the array of theoretical concepts there is still a deficit in knowledge about the use and problems inherent in the implementation of reference models. Accordingly, in the past years the supply-sided development of reference models predominant in the science world has distanced itself from their demand-sided use in business and administration. This contribution will analyze the causes of these problems and present a solution in the form of an integrative approach to computer-supported management of re¬fe¬rence ¬mo¬dels. The task to be carried out with this solution approach will be concretized using data structures and a system architecture and then, prototypically implemented in the form of a reference model management system.

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David C. Hay
Peter Fettke, Peter Loos
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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