Extending CDIF to support Enterprise Modeling

by Burman, Per

Abstract (Summary)
In recent years organizations developing information systems have started to demand that there should be an explicit connection between the rationale of the system developed and the system itself. In the "From Fuzzy to Formal" project an attempt to develop a methodology supporting this was made. Within the project a method called Enterprise Modeling was developed, aiming at creating this connection. This method contains five different sub-models. The sub-models are connected to each other by inter-model links. The models developed using EM are of high complexity. Therefore tool and repository support should be provided. To be flexible and extendible, such a tool set should be based upon a standardized meta-model. CDIF is an example of such a standard.In this dissertation we develop a meta-model capable of capturing the information that is created using the Enterprise Modeling technique. We use the extensibility mechanism that is provided with the CDIF standard to extend the existing CDIF Integrated meta-model to support the models used in this work. We also develop a procedure supporting the mapping between the representations. Finally we discuss the functionality of a tool capable of supporting the work with the models.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis



Date of Publication:11/26/2007

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