Formal Aspects of Enterprise Modeling Methods: A Comparison Framework

Formal Aspects of Enterprise Modeling Methods: A Comparison Framework


For the design of work and knowledge systems it is today common to revert to enterprise modeling methods. These methods not only support the representation and analysis of complex interactions between technical services and human actors. The resulting models also provide value through acting as knowledge bases themselves. Thereby, the formalization of modeling methods is essential to unambiguously define their structure, behavior, and semantics, and enable an intersubjective understanding and machine-processability. In this paper we analyze and compare six common enterprise modeling methods in regard to the formalization of their process-related aspects. From this comparison we derive implications for choosing an appropriate method when designing work and knowledge systems.

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Nominated for Best Paper Award.

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  • Bork, Dominik
  • Fill, Hans-Georg
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  • Domenik Bork, IEEE Computer Society
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Paper in Conference Proceedings or in Workshop Proceedings (Full Paper in Proceedings)
Event Title
47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Knowledge Engineering
Event Location
Hawaii, USA
Event Type
Event Dates
Series Name
Proceedings of the 2014 47th International Conference on System Sciences
IEEE Computer Society
Page Range
pp. 3400-3409
January 2014
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