A model-driven approach for designing e-services using business ontological frameworks

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A constant goal of enterprises of all sizes is to align their business with IT. The major concern is to design the technology to support the desired performance goals and business values. In e-business collaborations, services are becoming the cornerstones for modeling the offerings of the involved parties. However, business concepts, like value offerings, typically cannot be linked to technology levels, such as SOA and Web services. Business value models, formulated in terms of economic values, have been recognized as the basis for eliciting the actors in a business scenario and their relationships. Recently, several business ontological frameworks have been proposed to facilitate the design of business value models. Aiming towards an MDA-aligned approach, in our study we consider business value models for creating a service-centric Computational Independent Model (CIM). By utilizing well-defined mappings, the model is further transformed into a UML-based system model at the Platform Independent Model (PIM) level, capturing both the static and behavioral specifications of elicited e-services.




Zdravkovic, J., & Ilayperuma, T. (2010). A model-driven approach for designing e-services using business ontological frameworks. In Proceedings - IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Workshop, EDOC (pp. 121–130). https://doi.org/10.1109/EDOC.2010.21

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