Enterprise Ontology

Enterprise ontology is a novel subject, and writing a book on this novel subject
puts the author under the obligation to provide at least two kinds of explanation.
One explanation regards the justification of presenting yet another point of view
on ...

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Author: Jan Dietz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540331490

Category: Computers

Page: 244

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If one thing catches the eye in almost all literature about (re)designing or (re)engineering of enterprises, it is the lack of a well-founded theory about their construction and operation. Often even the most basic notions like "action" or "process" are not precisely defined. Next, in order to master the diversity and the complexity of contemporary enterprises, theories are needed that separate the stable essence of an enterprise from the variable way in which it is realized and implemented. Such a theory and a matching methodology, which has passed the test of practical experience, constitute the contents of this book. The enterprise ontology, as developed by Dietz, is the starting point for profoundly understanding the organization of an enterprise and subsequently for analyzing, (re)designing, and (re)engineering it. The approach covers numerous issues in an integrated way: business processes, in- and outsourcing, information systems, management control, staffing etc. Researchers and students in enterprise engineering or related fields will discover in this book a revolutionary new way of thinking about business and organization. In addition, it provides managers, business analysts, and enterprise information system designers for the first time with a solid and integrated insight into their daily work.

Enterprise Ontology

Chapter 3 Introduction to Enterprise Ontology Abstract The notion of Enterprise
Ontology as adopted in this book comprises both system ontology (dynamics)
and world ontology (statics). By applying the notion, one acquires an
understanding ...

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Author: Jan L.G. Dietz

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030388546

Category: Computers

Page: 465

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Enterprise ontology is one of the conceptual pillars of enterprise engineering, next to enterprise design and enterprise governance, together accomplishing the goals of intellectual manageability, organisational concinnity and social devotion. By revealing the essence of an enterprise’s organisation, enterprise ontology addresses business processes, data and rules in a fundamental and truly integrated way. In addition, it provides deep insight into and broad overview over complex organisational transformations. The book is divided into three parts. Part A is an introduction in enterprise engineering and enterprise ontology. Part B explores the theories underlying enterprise ontology, explaining the foundations of each theory, the elaborations in practical methods and techniques, and the relationships with other comparable approaches. Part C presents the practical application of the theories. It includes a comprehensive summary of the DEMO methodology and the DEMO specification language, as well as exercises and applications of DEMO in various business areas. It also features a chapter on combining DEMO with comparable approaches to modelling business processes, data and rules, to the benefit of the latter. Discussing the theoretical foundations of enterprise ontology and its practical applications in equal measure, this book is the principal textbook in courses on enterprise engineering. Since it unites elements from management science and information systems engineering, it is also relevant to students and professionals in either field.

Ontology Based Applications for Enterprise Systems and Knowledge Management

Most of these approaches or methodologies were, to a certain extent, influenced
by their ontologies development process. ... We summarize a number of
methodologies, namely, the methodology used in enterprise ontology, the
methodology ...

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Author: Nazir Ahmad, Mohammad

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466619944

Category: Computers

Page: 423

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"This book provides an opportunity for readers to clearly understand the notion of ontology engineering and the practical aspects of this approach in the domains of two interest areas: Knowledge Management Systems and Enterprise Systems"--

Enterprise Information Systems VII

A small example enterprise serves to illustrate how the methodology works, and
to demonstrate the practical usefulness of the notion of enterprise ontology. The
motivation for the reported research is the apparent need to make societal ...

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Author: Chin-Sheng Chen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402053474

Category: Computers

Page: 265

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The purpose of the 7th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS) was to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the advances and business applications of information systems. ICEIS focuses on real world applications, therefore authors were asked to highlight the benefits of Information Technology for industry and services. Papers included in the book are the best papers presented at the conference.

Advances in Enterprise Engineering IV

Aligning the Constructs of Enterprise Ontology and Normalized Systems Philip
Huysmans, David Bellens, Dieter Van Nuffel, and Kris Ven Department of
Management Information Systems, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium ...

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Author: Antonia Albani

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642130472

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 93

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Cooperation and Interoperability, Architecture and Ontology (CIAO! 2010), held at the DESRIST 2010 conference in St. Gallen, Switzerland, on June 4, 2010.The 6 papers included in the book were carefully reviewed and selected from 13 submissions. The topics covered are Enterprise Ontology, Organizational Modeling, and System Development.

Advances in Enterprise Engineering III

Enhancing the Formal Foundations of BPMN by Enterprise Ontology Dieter
VanNuffel1,Hans Mulder1, and StevenVanKervel2 1 Department of Management
Information Systems, Universiteit Antwerpen, Prinsstraat 13, B-2000 Antwerpen, ...

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Author: Antonia Albani

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642019159

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 201

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In the era of continuous changes in internal organizationalsettings and external business environments – such as new regulations and business opportunities – modern enterprises are subject to extensive research and study. For the understanding, design, and engineering of modern enterprises and theircomplexbusiness processes,thedisciplineofenterpriseengineeringrequires sound engineering principles and systematic approaches based on rigorous th- ries. Along with that, a paradigm shift seems to be needed for addressing these issues adequately. The main paradigm shift is the consideration of an enterprise and its business processes as a social system. In its social setting, an enterprise and its business processes represent actors with certain authorities and assigned roles, who assume certain responsibilities in order to provide a service to its environment. Second to that, a paradigm shift is to look at an enterprise as an artifact purposefully designed for a certain mission and goal. The need for this paradigm shift, along with the complexity and agility of modern enterprises, gives inspiration for the emerging discipline of enterprise engineering that requires development of new theories and methodologies. To this end, the prominent methods and tools of modeling and simulation play a signi?cant role. Both (conceptual) modeling and simulation are widely used for understanding, analyzing, and engineering an enterprise (its organization and business processes).

Enterprise Governance and Enterprise Engineering

In the following paragraphs we will first introduce the concept of enterprise
ontology briefly. We will then devote ample attention to the concept of enterprise
architecture. The case study in the next chapter will demonstrate further the
practical ...

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Author: Jan A. P. Hoogervorst

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540926719

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 428

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Achieving enterprise success necessitates addressing enterprises in ways that match the complexity and dynamics of the modern enterprise environment. However, since the majority of enterprise strategic initiatives appear to fail – among which those regarding information technology – the currently often practiced approaches to strategy development and implementation seem more an obstacle than an enabler for strategic enterprise success. Two themes underpin the fundamentally different views outlined in this book. First, the competence-based perspective on governance, whereby employees are viewed as the crucial core for effectively addressing the complex, dynamic and uncertain enterprise reality, as well as for successfully defining and operationalizing strategic choices. Second, enterprise engineering as the formal conceptual framework and methodology for arranging a unified and integrated enterprise design, which is a necessary condition for enterprise success. Jan Hoogervorst's presentation, which is based on both research and his professional background at Sogeti B.V., aims at professionals in management and consulting as well as students in management science and business information systems.

Enterprise Information Systems

Comparing and Evaluating Ontology Construction in an Enterprise Context Eva
Blomqvist, Annika ̈Ohgren, and Kurt ... enterprise information and supporting
knowledge management is a growing application field for enterprise ontologies.

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Author: José Cordeiro

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540775811

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 466

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This book contains the best papers of the 8th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2006), held in the city of Paphos (Cyprus), organized by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) in collaboration with the University of Cyprus, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Athens University of Economics and Business. ICEIS has become a major point of contact between research scientists, engineers and practitioners in the area of business applications of information systems. This year, five simultaneous tracks were held, covering different aspects related to enterprise computing, including: “Databases and Information Systems Integration,” “Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems,” “Information Systems Analysis and Specification,” “Software Agents and Internet Computing” and “Human–Computer Interaction.” All tracks focus on real world applications and highlight the benefits of Information Systems and Technology for industry and services, thus making a bridge between Academia and Enterprise. Following the success of 2005, ICEIS 2006 received 404 paper submissions from more than 40 countries spanning all continents. In all, 63 papers were published and presented as full papers, i.e., completed work (8 pages in proceedings / 30–min oral presentations), 102 papers reflecting work-in-progress or position papers were accepted for short presentation and another 75 for poster presentation.

Model and Data Engineering

Enterprise Ontology Learning for Heterogeneous Graphs Extraction Rania
Soussi and Marie-Aude Aufaure Ecole Centrale ... In the enterprise context,
people need to visualize different types of interactions between heterogeneous
objects in ...

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Author: Alberto Abelló

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642336096

Category: Computers

Page: 187

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Model and Data Engineering, MEDI 2012, held in Poitiers, France, in October 2012. The 12 revised full papers presented together with 5 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 35 submissions. The papers are cover the topics of model driven engineering, ontology engineering, formal modeling, security, and data mining.

Enterprise Information Systems Design Implementation and Management

The Enterprise Ontology, which represents the work on ontologies applied to the
enterprise, as proposed initially by Gruber, can be seen as a collection of terms
and definitions relevant to business enterprises that can be used as a basis for ...

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Author: Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781616920203

Category: Computers

Page: 586

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"This book investigates the creation and implementation of enterprise information systems, covering a wide array of topics such as flow-shop scheduling, information systems outsourcing, ERP systems utilization, Dietz transaction methodology, and advanced planning systems"--Provided by publisher.

Semantic Web for Business Cases and Applications

The use of ontologies at run-time (i.e. ontology-driven systems instead of
ontology-driven development - Guarino, 1997) also offers great potential for
business ontologies. Specifically in and between enterprises ontology-driven
information ...

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Author: Garcia, Roberto

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605660677

Category: Computers

Page: 446

View: 335

"This book provides simple costs and benefits analysis showing that the Semantic Web is prepared for e-business"--Provided by publisher.

Availability Reliability and Security for Business Enterprise and Health Information Systems

The final Local adaptation step takes as input: HL7 global and local ontologies;
and has as output: Extended global and ... These three approaches are
refinements of approaches proposed in the Enterprise Ontology [18]: Top-Down
extend the ...

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Author: A Min Tjoa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642232992

Category: Computers

Page: 388

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the IFIP WG 8.4/8.9 International Cross Domain Conference and Workshop on Availability, Reliability and Security - Multidisciplinary Research and Practice for Business, Enterprise and Health Information Systems, ARGES 2011, held in Vienna, Austria, in August 2011.The 29 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the volume. The papers concentrate on the many aspects of availability, reliability and security for information systems as a discipline bridging the application fields and the well-defined computer science field. They are organized in three sections: multidisciplinary research and practice for business, enterprise and health information systems; massive information sharing and integration and electronic healthcare; and papers from the colocated International Workshop on Security and Cognitive Informatics for Homeland Defense.

Advances in Enterprise Engineering II

First NAF Academy Working Conference on Practice-Driven Research on
Enterprise Transformation, PRET 2009, held at CAiSE 2009, ... Enterprise
ontology concerns the understanding of an enterprise in a way that is fully
independent of any ...

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Author: Erik Proper

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642018596

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 211

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the virtually unlimited possibilities of modern information and communication technology. Future enterprises will therefore have to operate in an ever more dynamic and global environment. They need to be more agile, more adaptive, and more transparent. In addition, they will be held more publicly accountable for every e?ect they produce. These challenges are traditionally addressed by black-box thinking-based knowledge, i.e., knowledge concerning the function and the behavior of ent- prises, as contained in the organizational sciences. Such knowledge is su?cient, and perfectly adequate, for managing an enterprise (within the range of c- trol). However, it is de?nitely inadequate for changing an enterprise. In order to bring about changes, white-box-based knowledge is needed, i.e., knowledge concerning the construction and the operation of enterprises. Developing and applying such knowledge requires no less than a paradigm shift in our thi- ing about enterprises, since the organizational sciences are dominantly oriented toward organizational behavior, based on black-box thinking.

Enterprise Inter and Intra Organizational Integration

Semantic Bridging of Independent Enterprise Ontologies Michael N. Huhns, and
Larry M. Stephens University of South ... The hypothesis is that a multiplicity of
ontology fragments, representing the semantics of the independent sources, can
 ...

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Author: Kurt Kosanke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402072775

Category: Computers

Page: 426

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The international initiative on Enterprise Inter- and Intra-Organisational Integration (EI3-IC) had the objective to increase both international consen sus (IC) and public awareness on enterprise integration. In these proceedings we intend to present the current status in inter- and intra-organisational inte gration for electronic commerce and thereby to further increase awareness and consensus within academia and industry about enterprise inter-and intra organisational integration. The conference proceedings contain the papers presented at the ICEIMT conference in Valencia, Spain, selected papers presented at the different workshops and three papers on the initiative itself: overview, history and results. The proceedings follow the conference structure with each section (Parts 2 to 5) starting with the workgroup reports, followed by a particular view on the section theme and additional papers either presented at the con ference or during the related workshop. Section editorials discuss the differ ent contributions. As stated in the paper by Nell and Goranson in section 1 the results from all workshops indicate the important role of business processes in the area of e-commerce and virtual enterprises. Sharing relevant knowledge between co operating partners and making it available for decision support at all levels of management and across organisational boundaries will significantly en hance the trust between the partners on the different levels of partner opera tions (strategy, policy, operation and transaction). Clearly business process modelling can significantly enhance establishment, operation and decom mission of the required collaboration.

On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems OTM 2008

Real-Time Enterprise Ontology Evolution to Aid Effective Clinical Telemedicine
with Text Mining and Automatic Semantic Aliasing Support Jackei H.K. Wong,
Wilfred W.K. Lin, and Allan K.Y. Wong Department of computing, The Hong Kong
 ...

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Author: Zahir Tari

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540888727

Category: Computers

Page: 646

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the second covering the issues of security in complex Internet-based information systems. Eachof these ?ve conferencesencouragesresearchersto treattheir respective topics within a framework that incorporates jointly (a) theory, (b) conceptual design and development, and (c) applications, in particular case studies and industrial solutions. Following and expanding the model created in 2003, we again solicited and selected quality workshop proposals to complement the more “archival” nature of the main conferences with research results in a number of selected and more “avant-garde”areasrelatedtothegeneraltopicofdistributedcomputing. For- stance, the so-called Semantic Web has given rise to severalnovel research areas combining linguistics, informationsystems technology,andarti?cialintelligence, such as the modeling of (legal) regulatory systems and the ubiquitous nature of theirusage. WeweregladtoseethatinspiteofOnTheMoveswitchingsidesofthe Atlantic, seven of our earlier successful workshops (notably AweSOMe, SWWS, ORM,OnToContent,MONET,PerSys,RDDS) re-appearedin2008withathird or even fourth edition, sometimes by alliance with other newly emerging wo- shops, and that no fewer than seven brand-newindependent workshopscould be selected from proposals and hosted: ADI, COMBEK, DiSCo, IWSSA, QSI and SEMELS. Workshop audiences productively mingled with each other and with those of the main conferences, and there was considerable overlap in authors. The OTM organizers are especially grateful for the leadership, diplomacy and competence of Dr. Pilar Herrero in managing this complex and delicate process for the ?fth consecutive year.

Ontologies for Software Engineering and Software Technology

In addition, formal axioms are used to verify the consistency of the ontology itself
or the consistency of the knowledge ... Some years later, in 1995, on the basis of
the experience gained in developing the Enterprise Ontology [113] and the ...

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Author: Coral Calero

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540345183

Category: Computers

Page: 340

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This book covers two applications of ontologies in software engineering and software technology: sharing knowledge of the problem domain and using a common terminology among all stakeholders; and filtering the knowledge when defining models and metamodels. By presenting the advanced use of ontologies in software research and software projects, this book is of benefit to software engineering researchers in both academia and industry.

Business Modeling and Software Design

Both Enterprise Ontology and Normalized Systems can be considered as
theories provide prescriptive guidelines to design systems. Enterprise Ontology
explicitly focuses on the design of organizations as being social systems.
Originally ...

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Author: Boris Shishkov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319066714

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 175

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This book contains the extended and revised versions of selected papers from the Third International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design (BMSD 2013), held in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, during July 8-10, 2013. The symposium was organized and sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Institute for Collaboration and Research on Enterprise Systems and Technology (IICREST), in cooperation with the Dutch Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS), the Center for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), and AMAKOTA Ltd. The theme of BMSD 2013 was "Enterprise Engineering and Software Generation." The 13 full and 20 short papers presented at BMSD 2013 were selected from 56 submissions. The eight papers published in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from the 13 full papers. The selection includes papers touching upon a large number of research topics, ranging from more conceptual ones, such as modeling landscapes, process modeling, declarative business rules, and normalized systems to more practical ones, such as business-case development and performance indicators, and from more business-related topics, such as value modeling and service systems, to topics related to information architectures.

Advances in Enterprise Engineering I

The framework, however, does not define precisely what a task is and how a task
should be identified. In this paper we propose taking the enterprise Ontology as a
starting point for specifying these tasks. Furthermore, we demonstrate our ...

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Author: Jan Dietz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540686444

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 195

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The expectation for the future of the 21st century enterprise is complexity and agility. In this digital age, business processes are scattered not only throu- out the labyrinth of their own enterprises, but also across di?erent enterprises, and even beyond the national boundaries. An evidence of this is the gr- ing phenomenon of business process outsourcing. Increasing competition, higher customer demands, and emerging technologies require swift adaptation to the changes. To understand, design, and engineer a modern enterprise (or an enterprise network) and its interwoven business processes, an engineering and systematic approach based on sound and rigorous theories and methodologies is necessary. Along with that, a paradigmshift seems to be needed for addressing these issues adequately. An appealing candidate is to look at an enterprise and its business processes as a social system. In its social setting, an enterprise and its bu- ness processes represent actors with certain authorities and assigned roles, who assume certain responsibilities in order to provide a service to its environment. The need for this paradigm shift along with the complexity and agility of modern enterprises, gives inspiration for the emerging discipline of Enterprise Engineering. For the study of this socio-technical phenomenon, the prominent tools ofModeling andSimulation play a signi?cant role.Both (conceptual) m- eling and simulationare widely used for understanding,analyzing,andengine- ing an enterprise (its organization and business processes).

Co Engineering Applications and Adaptive Business Technologies in Practice Enterprise Service Ontologies Models and Frameworks

Enterprise Service Ontologies, Models, and Frameworks Ramanathan, Jay,
Ramnath, Rajiv. bm bn bo the term deep ontology we are referring to a
specification of concepts that approximately specifies the domain as opposed to
a shallow or ...

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Author: Ramanathan, Jay

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605662770

Category: Computers

Page: 426

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Provides knowledge that forms the basis for successful co-engineering of the adaptive complex enterprise for services delivery.