Domain Modeling Approaches in IS Engineering

Domain Modeling Approaches in IS Engineering

Marite Kirikova (Riga Technical University, Latvia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-874-2.ch018


In information systems engineering there is a long history of development and application of different domain modeling approaches, methods and techniques. The chapter surveys and analyzes enterprise models, systems development artifacts, enterprise architectures, enterprise modeling tools, and information systems change management issues from the point of view of information systems engineering. The purpose of this work is to share experience from information systems engineering with model driven architecture community and to reveal strong and weak sides of domain modeling approaches and tools used in information systems engineering which, in turn, would help to see where further research and development efforts are needed in order to achieve maximum value from systems development efforts in the area of information systems engineering and model driven architecture. The chapter focuses on methods used in information systems engineering and, according to its purpose, does not consider in detail domain modeling approaches that are well known to model driven development/engineering/architecture community.
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This section discusses domain modeling from the viewpoint of two related but still bit alienated communities, namely IS engineering and software engineering. The main difference is in points of emphasis of approaches. According to the purpose of the chapter the section focuses on basic approaches in the IS engineering (subsection “Domain modeling in IS engineering”). Nevertheless, several approaches known in software engineering and, in particular in domain model driven approaches, are discussed as a related work in subsection “Domain modeling in model driven software engineering”.

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