Conference Paper

A Consistent Framework for Enterprise Information System Engineering

Harokopio Univ. of Athens
DOI: 10.1109/EDOC.2006.6 Conference: Tenth IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference (EDOC 2006), 16-20 October 2006, Hong Kong, China
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System engineering is the process of defining the desired architecture of a system and exploring performance requirements, ensuring that all system components are identified and properly allocated and system resources can provide the desired performance. A consistent framework for enterprise information engineering, compatible to Zachman framework is proposed. It consists of a metamodel describing different system views and the relations between them, a corresponding methodology of discrete stages, performed by the system designer or software tools, and a UML 2.0 profile for view representation

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    • "Some of them may be further decomposed into subviews emphasizing specific entities into a greater level of detail. These views are part of a framework introduced in (Nikolaidou et al., 2006) which offers a consistent framework for information system engineering. More specifically our framework comprises: • A metamodel describing different views and the relations between them (EIS metamodel). "
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    ABSTRACT: Modern enterprise information systems are distributed systems usually built on multi-tiered client server architectures and can be defined using well-established frameworks such as the Zachman framework or the Open Distributed Processing Reference Model (RM-ODP). Both frameworks identify views regarding the system designer's viewpoint, but they do not suggest a methodology for view creation. A consistent framework for enterprise information system engineering, compatible with both the Zachman framework and RM-ODP is proposed by the authors. It consists of a metamodel describing alternative system views, a corresponding methodology comprising discrete stages performed either by the system designer or software tools and a UML 2.0 profile for view representation. In this paper, a case study where the proposed framework was applied is discussed, focusing on the features provided to the system designer using the UML 2.0 profile. The profile is implemented by extending the Rational Software Modeler functionality.
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    • "Improving usability of information systems and internal web presence has a considerable potential for increasing the productivity and streamlining the workflows (Collins, 2000). To tackle the usability issues, managers of information system have followed the best practices for designing, developing, and engineering enterprise portals (Sullivan, 2004), or employed frameworks for consistent system engineering (Nikolaidou et al., 2006). These are relevant approaches. "
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