Configurable reference modeling languages

J. Recker, M. Rosemann, W.M.P. Aalst, van der, M.H. Jansen-Vullers, A. Dreiling

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This chapter discusses reference modeling languages for business systems analysis and design. In particular, it reports on reference models in the context of the design-for/by-reuse paradigm, explains how traditional modeling techniques fail to provide adequate conceptual expressiveness to allow for easy model reuse by configuration or adaptation, and elaborates on the need for reference modeling languages to be configurable. We discuss requirements for and the development of reference modeling languages that reflect the need for configurability. Exemplarily we report on the development, definition and configuration of Configurable Eventdriven Process Chains. We further outline how configurable reference modeling languages and the corresponding design principles can be used in future scenarios such as process mining and data modeling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReference modeling for business systems analysis
EditorsP. Fettke, P. Loos
Place of PublicationHershey, PA, USA
PublisherIdea Group Inc.
ISBN (Print)978-1599040547
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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