Modeling Approach for Integration and Evolution of Information System Conceptualizations

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Most information systems development methodologies are based on conceptual modeling of static and dynamic views, which are represented by totally different types of diagrams. Understanding of the interplay among interactive, behavioral and structural aspects of specifications is necessary for identification of semantic integrity problems between business process and business data. Typically, semantic inconsistencies and discontinuities between collections of conceptual representations are not easy to detect and to comprehend for information system designers due to static and dynamic aspects of models being visualized in isolation. The goal of this paper is to present a modeling approach for semantic integration and evolution of static and dynamic aspects of conceptual models. Visualization of interplay among structural, interactive and behavioral aspects of computation-neutral representations helps to understand crosscutting concerns and integrity problems of information system conceptualizations. The main advantage of the presented conceptual modeling approach is stability and flexibility of diagrams in dealing with the evolutionary changes of requirements. Therefore, the developed modeling foundation is targeted to both business managers and information system designers for the purpose of computation-neutral integration and evolution of information systems specifications. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4161-7.ch007

DOI: 10.4018/jismd.2011010103

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@article{Gustas2011ModelingAF, title={Modeling Approach for Integration and Evolution of Information System Conceptualizations}, author={Remigijus Gustas}, journal={IJISMD}, year={2011}, volume={2}, pages={45-73} }