Consistency in Multi-Viewpoint Architectural Design of Enterprise Information Systems

R.M. Dijkman, Dick Quartel, Marten J. van Sinderen

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Abstract

Different stakeholders in the design of an enterprise information system have their own view on that design. To help produce a coherent design this paper presents a framework that aids in specifying relations between such views. To help produce a consistent design the framework also aids in specifying consistency rules that apply to the view relations and in checking the consistency according to those rules. The framework focuses on the higher levels of abstraction in a design, we refer to design at those levels of abstraction as architectural design. The highest level of abstraction that we consider is that of business process design and the lowest level is that of software component design. The contribution of our framework is that it provides a collection of basic concepts that is common to viewpoints in the area of enterprise information systems. These basic concepts aid in relating viewpoints by providing: (i) a common terminology that helps stakeholders to understand each others concepts; and (ii) a basis for defining re-usable consistency rules. In particular we define re-usable rules to check consistency between behavioural views that overlap or are a refinement of each other. We also present an architecture for a tool suite that supports our framework. We show that our framework can be applied, by performing a case study in which we specify the relations and consistency rules between the RM-ODP enterprise, computational and information viewpoints.
Original languageUndefined
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherUniversity of Twente, Research School for Operations Management and Logistics (BETA)
Number of pages34
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameBeta working papers
PublisherBeta Research School for Operations Management and Logistics, University of Twente
No.188

Keywords

  • Conceptual Modelling
  • Viewpoint Consistency
  • Multi-Viewpoint Design
  • View Integration
  • Enterprise Information Systems
  • IR-70234

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Dijkman, R. M., Quartel, D., & van Sinderen, M. J. (2006). Consistency in Multi-Viewpoint Architectural Design of Enterprise Information Systems. (Beta working papers; No. 188). Enschede: University of Twente, Research School for Operations Management and Logistics (BETA).
Dijkman, R.M. ; Quartel, Dick ; van Sinderen, Marten J. / Consistency in Multi-Viewpoint Architectural Design of Enterprise Information Systems. Enschede : University of Twente, Research School for Operations Management and Logistics (BETA), 2006. 34 p. (Beta working papers; 188).
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Dijkman, RM, Quartel, D & van Sinderen, MJ 2006, Consistency in Multi-Viewpoint Architectural Design of Enterprise Information Systems. Beta working papers, no. 188, University of Twente, Research School for Operations Management and Logistics (BETA), Enschede.

Consistency in Multi-Viewpoint Architectural Design of Enterprise Information Systems. / Dijkman, R.M.; Quartel, Dick; van Sinderen, Marten J.

Enschede : University of Twente, Research School for Operations Management and Logistics (BETA), 2006. 34 p. (Beta working papers; No. 188).

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