Ontology Support For Configurative Reference Modelling

Becker Jörg, Fleischer Stefan, Knackstedt Ralf, Stein Armin


Zusammenfassung
The manual customisation of reference models to suite special purposes is an exhaustive task that has to be accomplished thoroughly to preserve, explicit and extend the inherit intention. This can be facilitated by the usage of automatisms like those being provided by the configurative reference modelling approach. Thus, the reference model has to be enriched by data describing for which application scenario a certain element is relevant. By assigning this data to application contexts, this structure builds a taxonomy. This taxonomy can be extended by relationships between the elements, thus forming an ontology. The paper illustrates the advantage of the usage of such ontologies during three relevant phases of the lifecycle of configurative reference models. Furthermore, algorithms for the evaluation f the ontology and the deduction of the resulting effects are presented. Finally, the functional efficiency is proven by demonstrating the application of the approach using a software tool for reference modelling.

Schlüsselwörter
Ontology Support; Configurative Reference Models; Tools; Model Lifecycle



Publikationstyp
Aufsatz (Konferenz)

Begutachtet
Ja

Publikationsstatus
Veröffentlicht

Jahr
2008

Konferenz
16th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2008)

Konferenzort
Galway, Ireland

Erste Seite
1668

Letzte Seite
1679

Sprache
Englisch