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In this paper, we introduce the application of rigorous analysis procedures to goal models in order to provide several benefits beyond the initial act of modelling. Such analysis can allow modellers to assess the satisfaction of goals, facilitate evaluation of high-level design alternatives, help analysts decide on the high-level requirements and design of(More)
Monitoring business activities using Business Intelligence (BI) tools is a well-established concept. However , online process monitoring is an emerging area which helps organizations not only plan for future improvements but also change and alter their current ongoing processes before problems happen. In this paper, we explore how monitoring process(More)
Functional scenarios describing system views, uses, or services are a common way of capturing requirements of distributed systems. However, integrating individual scenarios in different ways may result in different kinds of unexpected or undesirable interactions. In this paper, we present an innovative approach based on the combined use of two notations.(More)
A number of recent initiatives in both academia and industry have sought to achieve improvements in e-businesses through the utilization of Business Process Management (BPM) methodologies and tools. However there are still some inadequacies that need to be addressed when it comes to achieving alignment between business goals and business processes. The User(More)
The elicitation, modeling and analysis of requirements have consistently been one of the main challenges during the development of complex systems. Telecommunication systems belong to this category of systems due to the worldwide distribution and the heterogeneity of today's telecommunication networks. Scenarios and use cases have become popular for(More)
Business organizations continuously monitor their environments , looking out for opportunities and threats that may help/hinder the fulfilment of their objectives. We are interested in strategic business models that support such governance activities. In this paper, we focus on the concept of composite indicator and show how it can be used as basic building(More)
In November 1999, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T, SG 17) initiated a question on the standardization of a User Requirements Notation (URN) for complex reactive, distributed, and dynamic systems and applications. URN is intended to be standardized by September 2003. This paper presents the motivations behind URN, its objectives, and the(More)
BACKGROUND Explicit patient consent requirements in privacy laws can have a negative impact on health research, leading to selection bias and reduced recruitment. Often legislative requirements to obtain consent are waived if the information collected or disclosed is de-identified. OBJECTIVE The authors developed and empirically evaluated a new globally(More)