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Gustas, R. & Gustiené, P. (2023). Eine semantisch integrierte konzeptionelle Modellierungsmethode für Business Process Reengineering (1sted.). In: Alfred Zimmermann, Rainer Schmidt, Lakhmi C. Jain (Ed.), Architektur der digitalen Transformation: Digital Business, Technologie, Entscheidungsunterstützung, Management (pp. 175-191). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Eine semantisch integrierte konzeptionelle Modellierungsmethode für Business Process Reengineering
2023 (Dutch; Flemish)In: Architektur der digitalen Transformation: Digital Business, Technologie, Entscheidungsunterstützung, Management / [ed] Alfred Zimmermann, Rainer Schmidt, Lakhmi C. Jain, Springer, 2023, 1st, p. 175-191Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [nl]

Informationssystem-Methoden projizieren verschiedene Modellierungsaspekte in unterschiedliche Dimensionen, und dies führt zu Schwierigkeiten bei der Erzielung von Integrität in verschiedenen Diagrammtypen. Konzepte können nicht isoliert von Interaktionen und Zustandsänderungen analysiert werden, wie dies bei den derzeitigen traditionellen Systementwicklungsmethoden der Fall ist. Das Fehlen eines integrierten grafischen Modellierungsansatzes führt zu Problemen beim Überdenken und Ändern von Geschäftsprozessen. In diesem Kapitel stellen wir die Methode der Semantisch Integrierten Konzeptionellen Modellierung (SICM) vor und zeigen, wie die Methode für das Business Process Re-Engineering eingesetzt werden kann. Ein bekanntes Fallbeispiel wird analysiert, um zu zeigen, wie Service-Interaktionen zwischen Organisationskomponenten eines Unternehmens dargestellt werden können, um die wesentlichen Ähnlichkeiten und Unterschiede von Geschäftsprozessen zu erkennen. Die Servicearchitektur wird grafisch in Form von Interaktionen zwischen organisatorischen und technischen Unternehmenssystemkomponenten beschrieben. Einer der Vorteile der SICM-Methode besteht darin, dass sie auf einem einzigen Diagrammtyp basiert, der interaktive, übergangsweise und strukturelle Aspekte von Konzepten darstellt. Zustandsänderungen resultieren aus Prozessen, die durch Erstellungs- und Beendigungsereignisse verschiedener Konzepte dargestellt werden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2023 Edition: 1st
Keywords
Digital Business, Service-Interaktionen, Reengineering, Dekomposition, Integration, Aktionen, Übergänge von einer Klasse zur anderen
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-95715 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-22243-6_9 (DOI)978-3-031-22242-9 (ISBN)978-3-031-22243-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-06-26 Created: 2023-06-26 Last updated: 2023-06-26Bibliographically approved
Gustas, R. & Gustiené, P. (2022). Holistic Approach for Representation of Interaction Scenarios in Semantically Integrated Conceptual Modelling. In: Communications in Computer and Information Science: . Paper presented at 28th International Conference on Information and Software Technologies, ICIST 2022 Kaunas 13-15 October 2022 (pp. 183-196). Springer, 1665
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Holistic Approach for Representation of Interaction Scenarios in Semantically Integrated Conceptual Modelling
2022 (English)In: Communications in Computer and Information Science, Springer, 2022, Vol. 1665, p. 183-196Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

One of the problems with conventional conceptual modelling methods is that they do not take into account certain important semantic interdependency types between the static and dynamic aspects. Integrity of dimensions is crucial for successful reasoning and solving problems that occur in conceptual modelling. Typically, conceptual modelling methods project various aspects of information systems using different graphical representations. Therefore, to reach semantic integration of various architectural aspects is very difficult. This paper presents semantically integrated conceptual modelling method. This method enables stability and flexibility of the diagrams that are very important for managing constant changes of organizational and technical requirements. It shows how alternative actions introduced into different scenarios. This is also important for controlling semantic integrity and for maintaining holistic representations of different aspects. Holistic modelling approach enables reasoning about system architecture across organizational and technical system boundaries. On a simple hotel reservation system scenario, it is demonstrated how different actions can be decomposed into more primitive underlying interaction loops. Integrated conceptual modelling method is important for evaluation of expressive power of conceptual modelling languages. © 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2022
Keywords
Alternative interactions, Basic interactions, Conceptual modeling, Interaction dependency, Semantic integration, Information systems, Information use, Modeling languages, Reservation systems, Alternative interaction, Basic interaction, Conceptual model, Dynamic aspects, Graphical representations, Holistic approach, Model method, Statics and dynamics, Semantics
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-92585 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-16302-9_14 (DOI)2-s2.0-85141681554 (Scopus ID)9783031163012 (ISBN)
Conference
28th International Conference on Information and Software Technologies, ICIST 2022 Kaunas 13-15 October 2022
Available from: 2022-11-30 Created: 2022-11-30 Last updated: 2022-12-15Bibliographically approved
Gustas, R. & Gustiené, P. (2021). A Semantically Integrated Conceptual Modelling Method for Business Process Reengineering. In: Alfred Zimmermann, Rainer Schmidt, Lakhmi C. Jain (Ed.), Architecting the Digital Transformation: Digital Business, Technology, Decision Support, Management (pp. 163-177). Switzerland: Springer Nature
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Semantically Integrated Conceptual Modelling Method for Business Process Reengineering
2021 (English)In: Architecting the Digital Transformation: Digital Business, Technology, Decision Support, Management / [ed] Alfred Zimmermann, Rainer Schmidt, Lakhmi C. Jain, Switzerland: Springer Nature, 2021, p. 163-177Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Information system methodologies project different modelling aspects into disparate dimensions and it creates difficulties to achieve integrity in various diagram types. Concepts cannot be analysed in isolation from interactions and state changes, which is the case in current traditional system development methods. The lack of an integrated graphical modelling approach creates problems in rethinking and changing business processes. In this chapter, we present Semantically Integrated Conceptual Modeling (SICM) method and demonstrate how the method can be applied for business process re-engineering. A well-known case study is analyzed to demonstrate how service interactions among enterprise organizational components can be represented to detect the essential similarities and differences of business processes. Service architecture is graphically described in terms of interactions among organizational and technical enterprise system components. One of the advantages of SICM method is based on a single type of diagram, which represents interactive, transitional and the structural aspects of concepts. State changes result from processes that are represented by creation and termination events of various concepts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Switzerland: Springer Nature, 2021
Series
Intelligent Systems Reference Library, ISSN 1868-4394, E-ISSN 1868-4408 ; 188
Keywords
Digital Business, Service interactions, reengineering, Decomposition, Integration, Actions, Transitions frpm one class to another
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-80125 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-49640-1 (DOI)2-s2.0-85090371152 (Scopus ID)978-3-030-49639-5 (ISBN)978-3-030-49640-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-09-09 Created: 2020-09-09 Last updated: 2022-05-25Bibliographically approved
Gustiené, P. & Gustas, R. (2019). Modelling Patterns for Business Processes. In: G. Vasiljeviené, R. Damasevicius (Ed.), Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Information and Software Technologies, ICIST: . Paper presented at The 25th International Conference on Information and Software Technologies, ICIST 2019, Vilnius, Lithuania (pp. 161-172). Switzerland: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Modelling Patterns for Business Processes
2019 (English)In: Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Information and Software Technologies, ICIST / [ed] G. Vasiljeviené, R. Damasevicius, Switzerland: Springer, 2019, p. 161-172Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Abstract. Analysis patterns are the groups of elements that represent a common construction in business modelling. Patterns are established with the aim to define and visualize the fundamental requirements that arise during business process modelling. There are a lot of patterns that describe the behaviour of business processes. Patterns enable stakeholders to communicate more effectively, with greater conciseness and less ambiguity. The problem with the existing business process patterns is that these patterns leave aside the static aspects of business processes. It is not enough to provide patterns just for processes or actions, it is necessary to show how data is integrated into business processes. This integration is important for flexible business processes, where stakeholders have more freedom to handle the sequence of actions in order to accomplish a given goal. The lack of an integrated modelling approach creates problems in rethinking and changing business processes. It is necessary to have a modelling approach which enables to manage necessary changes in business processes and data. The patterns for business processes should support the integration of static (data) and dynamic aspects (interaction and state changes of data) of the system as well to provide possibilities to model alternative actions in business processes. The paper presents Semantically Integrated Conceptual Modelling method (SICM) and how the method is applied for two modelling patterns that enables integration of both static and dynamic aspects of the system.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Switzerland: Springer, 2019
Series
Communication in Computer and Information Science, ISSN 1865-0929, E-ISSN 1865-0937 ; 1078
Keywords
Keywords: Business process modelling, modelling patterns, conceptual model-ling, modelling methods, Semantically Integrated Conceptual Modelling (SICM) method
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-75442 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-30275-7_13 (DOI)000565239900013 ()978-3-030-30274-0 (ISBN)978-3-030-30275-7 (ISBN)
Conference
The 25th International Conference on Information and Software Technologies, ICIST 2019, Vilnius, Lithuania
Available from: 2019-10-24 Created: 2019-10-24 Last updated: 2020-09-24Bibliographically approved
Gustiené, P. (2018). Visualization for Open Access: A Case Study of Karlstad University and the University of Makerere in Uganda. In: Robertas Damaševičius; Giedrė Vasiljevienė (Ed.), Information and Software Technologies: 24th International Conference, ICIST 2018, Vilnius, Lithuania, October 4–6, 2018, Proceedings. Paper presented at 24th International Conference, ICIST 2018, Vilnius, Lithuania, October 4–6, 2018 (pp. 187-197). Cham: Springer, 920
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Visualization for Open Access: A Case Study of Karlstad University and the University of Makerere in Uganda
2018 (English)In: Information and Software Technologies: 24th International Conference, ICIST 2018, Vilnius, Lithuania, October 4–6, 2018, Proceedings / [ed] Robertas Damaševičius; Giedrė Vasiljevienė, Cham: Springer, 2018, Vol. 920, p. 187-197Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Open Access (OA) research provides a platform to world-wide knowledge sharing, but the channels and possibilities are still limited. It is not always clearly defined how the process of publishing should take place. Information systems architectures are intrinsically complex engineering products that can be defined graphically on various levels of abstractions and represented using different aspects of the system. For that reason enterprise architecture is not easy to comprehend for different actors involved. Graphical representations of different business scenarios are critical to understand how different aspects of the system descriptions are analysed in relation to each other and how requirements from different perspectives are perceived as a whole. The goal of this paper is to introduce the modelling method for visualization of the process of publication of BSc thesis into institutional repositories. Universities need to investigate undergraduate students’ publications of their graduate work (BSc thesis) to promote knowledge of university repositories. Two different modelling methods were used to visualize publishing process and two case studies at two different universities were made. The results indicated and motivated that SICM method had more semantic power to visualize business process in a more comprehensive way.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2018
Series
Communications in Computer and Information Science, E-ISSN 1865-0929 ; 920
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences
Research subject
Computer Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-69554 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-99972-2_15 (DOI)000465511800015 ()978-3-319-99971-5 (ISBN)978-3-319-99972-2 (ISBN)
Conference
24th International Conference, ICIST 2018, Vilnius, Lithuania, October 4–6, 2018
Available from: 2018-10-09 Created: 2018-10-09 Last updated: 2019-06-11Bibliographically approved
Gustiené, P. (2018). Visualization for Open Access- A case Study of Karlstad University and the University of Makerere in Uganda. In: Damaševičius, Robertas, Vasiljeviene, Giedre (Eds.) (Ed.), Information and Software Technologies: . Paper presented at 24th International Conference on Information and Software Technologies (ICIST 2018) October 4-6 Vilnius Lithuania (pp. 187-197). Switzerland: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Visualization for Open Access- A case Study of Karlstad University and the University of Makerere in Uganda
2018 (English)In: Information and Software Technologies / [ed] Damaševičius, Robertas, Vasiljeviene, Giedre (Eds.), Switzerland: Springer, 2018, p. 187-197Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Open Access (OA) research provides a platform to world-wide knowledge sharing, but the channels and possibilities are still limited. It is not always clearly defined how the process of publishing should take place. Information systems architectures are intrinsically complex engineering products that can be defined graphically on various levels of abstractions and represented using different aspects of the system. For that reason enterprise architecture is not easy to comprehend for different actors involved. Graphical representations of different business scenarios are critical to understand how different aspects of the system descriptions are analysed in relation to each other and how requirements from different perspectives are perceived as a whole. The goal of this paper is to introduce the modelling method for visualization of the process of publication of BSc thesis into institutional repositories. Universities need to investigate undergraduate students’ publications of their graduate work (BSc thesis) to promote knowledge of university repositories. Two different modelling methods were used to visualize publishing process and two case studies at two different universities were made. The results indicated and motivated that SICM method had more semantic power to visualize business process in a more comprehensive way.   

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Switzerland: Springer, 2018
Series
Communications in Computer and Information Science, ISSN 1865-0929, E-ISSN 1865-0937 ; 920
Keywords
visualization, open access (OA), modelling methods, enterprise system architec-ture.
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-69640 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-99972-2 (DOI)978-3-319-99971-5 (ISBN)978-3-319-99972-2 (ISBN)
Conference
24th International Conference on Information and Software Technologies (ICIST 2018) October 4-6 Vilnius Lithuania
Available from: 2018-10-16 Created: 2018-10-16 Last updated: 2019-12-19Bibliographically approved
Gustas, R. & Gustiené, P. (2017). Principles of Semantically Integrated Conceptual Modelling Method. In: Boris Shishkov (Ed.), Boris Shiskov (Ed.), Business Modeling and Software Design: . Paper presented at 6th International Symposium, BMSD 2016, Rhodes, Greece, June 20-22, 2016, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 1-27). Switzerland, Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Principles of Semantically Integrated Conceptual Modelling Method
2017 (English)In: Business Modeling and Software Design / [ed] Boris Shiskov, Switzerland, Cham: Springer, 2017, p. 1-27Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Abstract. To obtain value from the graphical representations that are used by different stakeholders during the system development process, they must be integrated. This is important for achieving a holistic understanding about system specification. Integration can be reached via modelling process. Currently, most of information system modelling methods present different modelling aspects in disparate modelling dimensions and therefore it is difficult to achieve semantic integrity of various diagrams. In this paper, we present the principles of semantically integrated conceptual modelling method for information system analysis and design. The foundation of this modelling method is based on interaction flows. This way of modelling is critical for the identification of discontinuity and inconsistency in information systems specifications. It also provides possibility to integrate business processes and business data, which is necessary for the integration of various architectural domains and to reach the holistic view of enterprise architecture. We have explained in object-oriented terms how interactive, structural and transitional aspects are merged. We also demonstrated the interpretation of various patterns, in terms of semantically integrated conceptual modelling method. It was shown that the method has sufficient expressive power to cover some special cases, which do not match the standard pattern of transaction. The inference rules of interactions help in reasoning about system decomposition. In this method, decomposition is graphically described as classification, inheritance or composition of concepts. SICM method is based on a single type of diagram, which enables reasoning about integration with the help of a special set of inference rules. The ultimate goal of this paper is to present the generic principles for computation- neutral modeling of service interactions.

Keywords: Conceptual modelling, Modelling aspects, Service interactions, Consistency, Value flows, Inference rules, Decomposition, Object transitions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Switzerland, Cham: Springer, 2017
Series
Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, ISSN 1865-1348, E-ISSN 1865-1356
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-49398 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-57222-2_1 (DOI)000426183400001 ()978-3-319-57221-5 (ISBN)978-3-319-57222-2 (ISBN)
Conference
6th International Symposium, BMSD 2016, Rhodes, Greece, June 20-22, 2016, Revised Selected Papers
Note

Best paper (revised selected paper) at the 6th International Symposium, BMSD 2016, Rhodes, Greece, June, 2016

Available from: 2017-05-24 Created: 2017-05-24 Last updated: 2020-09-01Bibliographically approved
Gustas, R. & Gustiené, P. (2016). Interactions, Transitions and Inference Rules in Semantically Integrated Conceptual Modelling. In: Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design: . Paper presented at International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design, BMSD 2016, Greece, Rodos (pp. 11-21). Bulgaria: SciTePress
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Interactions, Transitions and Inference Rules in Semantically Integrated Conceptual Modelling
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design, Bulgaria: SciTePress, 2016, p. 11-21Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

To obtain value from the graphical representations that are used by different stakeholders during the system development process, they must be integrated. This is important to achieve a holistic understanding about system specification. Integration can be reached via modelling process. Currently, most of information system modelling methods present different modelling aspects in disparate modelling dimensions and therefore it is difficult to achieve semantic integrity of various diagrams. In this paper, we present semantically integrated conceptual modelling method for information system analysis and design. The foundation of this modelling method is based on interactions. This way of modelling provides possibility of integration of business processes and business data. The inference rules of interactions help in reasoning about the decomposition of concepts. In this method, decomposition of the system is graphically described as classification, inheritance or composition of organizational and technical system components.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bulgaria: SciTePress, 2016
Keywords
Service Interactions, Value Exchanges, Inference Rules, Object Transitions, Integration of Static and Dynamic Aspects
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70085 (URN)10.5220/0006221700110021 (DOI)978-989-758-190-8 (ISBN)
Conference
International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design, BMSD 2016, Greece, Rodos
Available from: 2018-11-09 Created: 2018-11-09 Last updated: 2020-07-02Bibliographically approved
Gustiené, P. & Magnusson, M. (2015). Best Practices for E-learning on On-campus and Distance Education: A case Study of Karlstad University. In: G.Dregvaite, R. Damasevicius (Ed.), Information and Software Technologies: 21st International Conference, ICIST 2015, Druskininkai, Lithuania, October 15-16, 2015, Proceedings. Paper presented at ICIST 2015 - The 21st International Conference on Information and Software Technologies, Druskininkai, Lithuania, October 15-16, 2015 (pp. 93-103). Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 538
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Best Practices for E-learning on On-campus and Distance Education: A case Study of Karlstad University
2015 (English)In: Information and Software Technologies: 21st International Conference, ICIST 2015, Druskininkai, Lithuania, October 15-16, 2015, Proceedings / [ed] G.Dregvaite, R. Damasevicius, Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2015, Vol. 538, p. 93-103Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2015
Series
Communications in Computer and Information Science, ISSN 1865-0929 ; 538
Keywords
e-Learning; Distance education; On-campus education; Flexible learning; Blended learning; Higher education
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-38237 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-24770-0 (DOI)000369179100009 ()978-3-319-24769-4 (ISBN)
Conference
ICIST 2015 - The 21st International Conference on Information and Software Technologies, Druskininkai, Lithuania, October 15-16, 2015
Available from: 2015-10-23 Created: 2015-10-23 Last updated: 2022-11-22Bibliographically approved
Gustas, R. & Gustiené, P. (2014). Conceptual Modeling Patterns of Business Processes. International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems, 7(4), 716-727
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conceptual Modeling Patterns of Business Processes
2014 (English)In: International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems, E-ISSN 1942-2679, Vol. 7, no 4, p. 716-727Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

System modeling patterns are similar to workflow patterns, which were established with the purpose of delineating the requirements that arise during business process modeling on a recurring basis. Traditionally, only dynamic aspects are used for the specification of modeling patterns leaving aside the static aspects of business processes. The paper presents the conceptual modeling patterns where integrity of totally different aspects can be analyzed. The advantage of such a modeling approach is that it enables visualization and integration of different modeling dimensions of information system specifications using a single diagram. Many graphical representations do not allow such visualization and integration of static and dynamic aspects. We also represent graphically interpretation of the conversation for action schema by constructs of our semantically integrated conceptual modeling method.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA), 2014
Keywords
Modeling patterns, service-oriented constructs, static and dynamic aspects, sequence, iteration, synchronization, selection and enclosing patters, universal interaction pattern
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-64756 (URN)
Available from: 2017-10-23 Created: 2017-10-23 Last updated: 2024-04-26Bibliographically approved
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