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Facilitating Enterprise Information System Engineering Through a UML 2.0 Profile: A Case Study

Facilitating Enterprise Information System Engineering Through a UML 2.0 Profile: A Case Study
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Author(s): M. Nikolaidou (Harokopio University of Athens, Greece), N. Alexopoulou (Harokopio University of Athens, Greece), A. Tsadimas (Harokopio University of Athens, Greece), A. Dais (Harokopio University of Athens, Greece) and D. Anagnostopoulos (Harokopio University of Athens, Greece)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 6
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch222
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378

Abstract

Modern enterprise information systems are distributed systems usually built on multi-tiered client server architectures and can be define using well-establish frameworks are the Zachman framework or Open Distributed Processing Reference Model (RM-ODP). Both frameworks identify views corresponding to system designer viewpoint, but they do not suggest a methodology for view creation. A consisted framework for enterprise information engineering, compatible to both the Zachman framework and RM-ODP is proposed by the authors. It consists of a metamodel describing proposed system views, a corresponding methodology of discrete stages performed by the system designer or software tools and a UML 2.0 profile for view representation. In this paper, a case study where the proposed framework was applied is discussed, focusing on the features provided to the system designer using the UML 2.0 profile. The profile is implemented by extending Rational Modeler functionality.

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