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On the Goal Domain in the RM-ODP Enterprise Language: An Initial Appraisal Based on a Foundational Ontology

Comput. Sci. Dept., Fed. Univ. of Espirito Santo (UFES), Vitória, Brazil
DOI: 10.1109/EDOCW.2010.47 Conference: Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference Workshops (EDOCW), 2010 14th IEEE International
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The “goal domain” addresses objectives in a broad scope ranging from high-level statements expressing the vision and mission of an organization (or community) to declarations of the results that must be achieved by business process execution. This paper reviews the support for the goal domain in ISO RM-ODP. We analyze the conceptualization for goals (objectives) in the reference model's Enterprise Viewpoint using a fragment of the Unified Foundational Ontology (UFO) that deals with some aspects of social reality and intentionality. The interpretation of the RM-ODP concepts in terms of this foundation may help to provide a sound underpinning for these concepts and support the identification of possible extensions of the reference model.

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    • "UFO has also been successfully used to design a language underlying a Knowledge Management Systems methodology [5] and to align Goals and Business Processes [6]. Finally, UFO has been employed with success in the analysis of alternative enterprise modeling standards and languages such as RM-ODP [7] and Archimate [8], ARIS [9], BPMN [10], REA [11], among others, In all these cases, the ontological approach has proven itself useful in clarifying the semantics, and consequently, the possible uses of the language's construct. This makes it much easier for the designer (novice or not) to apply the language in practice, once all ontological commitments have been made explicit. "
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