Model-Driven Architecture and IT Governance Ontology

Model-Driven Architecture and IT Governance Ontology

Carsten Mueller (Department of Information Technologies, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic)
DOI: 10.4018/jabim.2012100101
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In this article a research vision which links the disciplines Model-Driven Architecture and IT Governance is presented. Model transformation and semantic mapping are enabling technologies for new, advanced solutions to address IT (Information Technology) Governance interoperability. In a prototype the generation of a model is shown based on an IT Governance domain.
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Research Approach

This research article employs the Design Science Research methodology. The mission of a Design Science is to develop knowledge to be used in the design and realization of artifacts (Cole, Purao, Rossi, & Sein, 2005; Hevner, March, Park, & Ram 2004; Van Aken, 1999). To distinguish between Design Science and ’simple’ design, the artifact has to present an innovation of the existing scientific knowledge base by improving technical, social or informational resources (Hevner, 2007). An artifact is a product of technology research, e.g., a framework, a set of guidelines, a model, a language, or a method.

The following Table 1 shows the IT artifacts according to Hevner, March, Park, and Ram (2004) and Hevner (2007) used in the context of this research article.

Table 1.
IT artifacts
IT ArtifactDescription
LanguageVocabulary as well as the amount of rules
for the description of a domain
MethodScheduled procedure for the fulfillment
of a defined task
ModelRepresentation of a section of a domain
on the basis of a language
ImplementationRealization of an IT Artifact
in its usage environment

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