Enabling Widespread Configuration of Conceptual Models - An XML Approach

Herwig S, Stein A


Abstract
The manual adaptation of conceptual models in general and reference models in particular is a time consuming and error prone task, which has to be carefully conducted. The configurative reference modeling approach promises support for the model developer as well as for the model user, as certain parts of a model can be automatically removed with respect to the requirements of a certain perspective. By this automation, the risk of creating faulty models during adaptation can be highly reduced. However, up to now this approach exists in terms of its conceptual specification, leaving software support to a proprietary prototype, not providing support for widespread modeling tools, which is necessary for acceptance and applicability of the approach. To face this gap, our approach proposes an XML schema, enabling the configuration of serialized conceptual model data of virtually any modeling language and any modeling tool capable of XML export.

Keywords
Information Modeling; Configuration; XML; Interchange; AML; CML; Conceptual Modeling



Publication type
Conference Paper

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2009

Conference
12th International Workshop on Reference Modeling (RefMod 2009)

Venue
Ulm, Germany

Book title
Business Process Management Workshops, BPM 2009 International Workshops, Ulm, Germany, September 7, 2009. Revised Papers.

Editor
Rinderle-Ma Stefanie, Sadiq Shazia Wasim, Leymann Frank

Start page
659

End page
670

Volume
43

Title of series
Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing

Publisher
Springer Verlag

Place
Berlin, Heidelberg

Language
English

ISBN
978-3-642-12185-2

DOI