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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)
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)
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)
Business intelligence (BI) offers tremendous potential for business organizations to gain insights into their day-to-day operations, as well as longer term opportunities and threats. However, most of today’s BI tools are based on models that are too much data-oriented from the point of view of business decision makers. We propose an enterprise modeling(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)
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)
Our project is concerned with how dynamic agencies (sets of collaborating agents that vary their composition and collective behaviour over time) may be used to resolve demanding telecom problems in a flexible manner. Feature interaction (FI) is being studied as an instance of such problems for which dynamic agencies may be an appropriate solution. In our(More)
Hospitals strive to improve the quality of the healthcare they provide. To achieve this, they require access to health data. These data are sensitive since they contain personal information. Governments have legislation to ensure that privacy is respected and hospitals must comply with it. Unfortunately, most of the procedures meant to control access to(More)