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Conceptual Modeling Method for Separation of Concerns and Integration of Structure and Behavior
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Information Systems and Project Management. (Enterprise and System Architecture Design)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5537-0453
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Information Systems and Project Management. (Informatik och Projektledning)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6849-6343
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design, ISSN 1947-8186, E-ISSN 1947-8194, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 48-77Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Identification of discontinuities, separation of concerns and dealing with the evolutionary changes of requirements is difficult in conceptual modeling. Another restriction is that a limited human mind allows focusing on one particular requirement at a time in isolation. One fundamental problem is that all conventional conceptual modeling techniques are dealing with collections of loosely linked meta-models, which are defined by the different types of diagrams. Typically, system development methods project interactive, behavioral and structural aspects of information systems’ conceptual representations into disparate views. Therefore, the semantic integrity of various architecture dimensions is difficult to achieve. The difficulties are stemming from the paradigmatic mismatch between static and dynamic constructs. The advantage of the conceptual modeling approach presented in this paper is flexibility in dealing with the evolutionary changes of requirements. Visualization of interplay among structural, interactive and behavioral aspects helps to separate different concerns and to identify discontinuities of conceptual representations. It is demonstrated by case study examples that sequential, underlying, enclosing, overriding and overlaying interaction loops between actors provide the foundation for the composition of complex scenarios, which span across organizational and technical system boundaries. The presented semantic integration and system decomposition principles target both business process modeling experts and information system designers, because they are essential for introducing evolutionary changes and for managing complexity of information system conceptualizations.

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New York: IGI Global, 2012. Vol. 3, no 1, p. 48-77
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Service interactions, value flows, decomposition and generalization, static and dynamic aspects of service architecture
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Information Systems
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Information Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-11600DOI: 10.4018/jismd.2012010103OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-11600DiVA, id: diva2:497164
Available from: 2012-02-10 Created: 2012-02-10 Last updated: 2018-06-27Bibliographically approved

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