Towards the Specification of Digital Content – The Enterprise Content Modeling Language (ECML)

vom Brocke Jan, Becker Jörg, Simons Alexander, Fleischer Stefan


Abstract
In today's work life, particularly large-scale organizations are becoming more and more aware of the fact that Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is the requisite technology for addressing their compliance, governance, and business process efficiency needs. However, there are lots of obstacles that may face organizations when implementing ECM systems (ECMS). Especially the multiplicity and diversity of digital content captured within an organization makes a tailored ECMS adoption difficult. As conceptual modeling is a widely established means for the structured analysis and design of Information Systems (IS), with this paper, we propose a conceptual modeling language for ECM, called the Enterprise Content Modeling Language (ECML). Though there are several conceptual modeling languages/techniques that have been developed in related disciplines, e. g. information management or information requirements engineering, none of them was found to be appropriate to fulfill all the requirements that a modeling language for ECM has to meet.

Keywords
Conceptual Modeling; Content; Content Model; Content Specification; Enterprise Content Management (ECM); Enterprise Content Modeling Language (ECML); Modeling Language



Publication type
Conference Paper

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2008

Conference
14th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2008)

Venue
Toronto, Ontario, USA

Pages range
Paper 403

Language
English