Consistency in multi-viewpoint design of enterprise information systems

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

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    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 and consistency rules between such views. The contribution of our framework is that it provides a collection of basic concepts. These basic concepts aid in relating viewpoints by providing: (i) a common terminology that helps stakeholders to understand each others concepts; and (ii) re-usable consistency rules. We show that our framework can be applied, by performing a case study in which we specify the relations and consistency rules between three RM-ODP viewpoints.
    Original languageUndefined
    Article number10.1016/j.infsof.2007.07.007
    Pages (from-to)737-752
    Number of pages16
    JournalInformation and software technology
    Issue number274/7-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


    • IR-62317
    • METIS-250988
    • SCS-Services
    • EWI-12788

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