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Modelling institutional, communicative and physical domains in agent oriented information systems
KTH, Superseded Departments, Numerical Analysis and Computer Science, NADA.
KTH, Superseded Departments, Numerical Analysis and Computer Science, NADA.
KTH, Superseded Departments, Numerical Analysis and Computer Science, NADA.
KTH, Superseded Departments, Numerical Analysis and Computer Science, NADA.
2004 (English)In: Lect Notes Artif Intell, 2004, 189-205 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

One role of a business system is to provide a representation of a Universe of Discourse, which reflects its structure and behaviour. An equally important function of the system is to support communication within an organisation, by structuring and co-ordinating the actions performed by the organisation's agents. These two roles of a business system may be represented in terms of business and process models, i.e. separating the declarative aspects from the procedural control flow aspects of the system. Although this separation of concerns has many advantages, the differences in representation techniques and focus of the two model types constitute a problem in itself. Abstracting business semantics out of, for instance, technical messaging protocols poses severe problems for business analysts. The main contribution of this paper is a unified framework based on agent oriented concepts for facilitating analysis and integration of business models and process models in a systematic way. The approach suggested bridges the gap between the declarative and social/ economic aspects of a business model and the procedural and communicative aspects of a process model in a technology independent manner. We illustrate how our approach can simplify business and process models integration, process specification, process pattern interpretation and process choreography.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. 189-205 p.
, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science), ISSN 0302-9743 ; 3030
Keyword [en]
Communication systems, Economic and social effects, Electronic commerce, Management information systems, Process control, Semantics, Societies and institutions, Physical domains, Process choreography, Process pattern interpretation, Universe of Discourse, Multi agent systems
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Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-156940ISI: 000223072700013ScopusID: 2-s2.0-7444265911OAI: diva2:769120
5th International Bi-Conference Workshop, AOIS 2003, 14 July 2003, Melbourne, Australia

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Available from: 2014-12-05 Created: 2014-12-04 Last updated: 2014-12-05Bibliographically approved

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