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Information Systems Engineering: From Data Analysis to Process Networks

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"Information systems belong to the most complex artifacts built in today's society. Developing, maintaining, and using an information system raises a large number of difficult problems, ranging from purely technical to organizational and social.

Information Systems Engineering: From Data Analysis to Process Networks presents the most current research on existing and emergent trends on conceptual modeling and information systems engineering, bridging the gap between research and practice by providing a much-needed reference point on the design of software systems that evolve seamlessly to adapt to rapidly changing business and organizational practices."

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Foreword
  3. Preface
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Translating Schemas Between Data Modelling Languages
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Background
    4. Future Directions: Automated Mapping between Modelling Languages
    5. References
  6. Intention Driven Conceptual Modelling
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Conceptualising Purposeful Systems
    4. Facing the New Challenge of Multi-Purpose Systems
    5. Conclusion
    6. References
  7. Integrated Goal, Data and Process Modeling: From TEMPORA to Model-Generated Work-Places
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Related Work
    4. Case Study: Loan Administration System
    5. Evaluation Framework
    6. Evaluation of Current Approach to Loan Administration System
    7. MGWP and EEML
    8. Conclusion
    9. References
  8. Value and Intention Based Information Systems Engineering
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Three Metaphors of Organisations
    4. Three Worlds of Human Action
    5. The Organisation as Machine
    6. The Organisation as Negotiated Order
    7. Power Structure View
    8. Concluding Remarks
    9. References
  9. Pragmatic-Driven Approach for Service-Oriented Analysis and Design
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Elements of Service-Oriented Analysis and Design
    4. Pragmatic Dependencies
    5. Semantic Dependencies
    6. Operations at the Pragmatic Level
    7. Case Study: A Travel Agency Example
    8. Concluding Remarks and Outlook
    9. References
  10. The Practice of Participatory Enterprise Modelling: A Competency Perspective
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Ways of Working in Enterprise Modelling - Advocating a Participatory Approach
    4. The Stakeholders of the Participatory Enterprise Modelling Process
    5. The Competency of Method Experts
    6. The Competency of Domain Experts
    7. The Challenge of Training in Participatory Enterprise Modelling
    8. Concluding Remarks
    9. References
    10. Appendix 1. Competency Profiles of Interviewees
  11. How to Support Agile Development Projects with Enterprise Modelling
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Background
    4. Current Issues in Agile Projects
    5. Using Enterprise Modelling in Agile Development
    6. Future Trends
    7. Concluding Remarks
    8. References
  12. Experiences with Modelling Early Requirements
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. The Problem Domain
    4. The S3 Approach
    5. Reflections on the Application of S3
    6. Conclusions
    7. Acknowledgment
    8. References
  13. Determining Requirements for Management Support Systems
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Background
    4. MSS Design Approaches and Methodologies
    5. The Competing Values Model and MSS Design
    6. A New MSS Design Methodology
    7. Conclusion, Discussion, and Further Research
    8. References
  14. Towards a Holistic Approach to Validating Conceptual Models
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Components of a Holistic Approach to Model Validation
    4. Structure of a Conceptual Model
    5. Evaluation Criteria
    6. Evaluation Approaches
    7. Towards a Holistic Approach to Semantic Validation of Conceptual Models
    8. Model Construction
    9. Evaluation Planning
    10. Model Validation
    11. Summary and Outlook
    12. References
  15. New Software Methodologies and Techniques for Business Models with Evolutionary Aspects
    1. Abstract
    2. User Intention and Requirement Correctness
    3. Automatic Program Conversion and Legacy Systems
    4. Case Study
    5. Future Directions and Other Challenges
    6. Acknowledgment
    7. References
  16. Refining the Concept Syndicate Data: Categories and Characteristics, Definitions, and a View Ahead
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Background
    4. Categorizing Syndicate Data
    5. A View Ahead
    6. References
  17. Interconnecting E-Business Model Components
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. E-Business Models
    4. Components
    5. Interconnections
    6. Framework
    7. Related Work
    8. Overview of Results
    9. References
  18. Experiences from Technology Transfer Initiatives at SISU
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Background
    4. SISU's Mission and Initial Work Areas
    5. Initial Technology Transfer – the First Three Years
    6. Succeeding Projects and Transfer Initiatives
    7. Spin-off Companies – Knowledge Transferred into Commercial Products and Consulting Work
    8. Concluding Comments
    9. Dedication
    10. References
    11. Endnotes
  19. On IT-Modelling in a Cross-Competence World
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Cross-Competence Activities: Computers and Applications
    4. ICT-Based Systems are Artifacts that Interact with Their Environments
    5. Aspects of Modelling in the Cross-Competence World
    6. References
  20. Author Biographies
  21. Index