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Configurable reference modeling languages

By Jan C. Recker, Michael Rosemann, Wil M.P. van der Aalst, Monique H. Jansen-Vullers and Alexander Dreiling


This chapter discusses reference modelling 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 modelling techniques fail to provide adequate conceptual expressiveness to allow for easy model reuse by configuration or adaptation and elaborates on the need for reference modelling languages to be configurable. We discuss requirements for and the development of reference modelling 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 modelling languages and the corresponding design principles can be used in future scenarios such as process mining and data modelling

Topics: 080603 Conceptual Modelling, 080608 Information Systems Development Methodologies, Reference Modeling, Configuration, Business Processes
Publisher: IGI Global
Year: 2009
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