Quality of electronic messaging standards' specifications

Erwin Folmer*, Joris Bastiaans

*Corresponding author for this work

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Nowadays, electronic messaging standards are often used by business to engage in B2B collaborations. Consequently, a lot of effort is put in the development of specification languages and techniques. Unfortunately, as little attention is given to the quality aspects of specifications, it is unclear what determines a specification's quality. This article answers that question by proposing a framework of the quality factors. It is argued that, besides interchangeable message structures, their meanings, intentions and allowed interactions need to be specified. Furthermore, it is suggested that model based specifications are of high quality since they are implementable through MDA transformations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Technology Management Conference, ICE 2008
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-85358-244-1
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Technology Management Conference, ICE 2008 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 23 Jun 200828 Jun 2008


ConferenceIEEE International Technology Management Conference, ICE 2008
Abbreviated titleICE 2008


  • E-Business
  • Quality
  • Standardization
  • Standards


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