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B2B Services: Worksheet-Driven Development of Modeling Artifacts and Code

Type: 
Journal article
Abstract: 
In the development process of a B2B system, it is crucial that the business experts are able to express<br> and evaluate agreements and commitments between the partners, and that the software engineers<br> get all necessary information to bind the private process interfaces to the public ones. UN/CEFACT´s<br> modeling methodology (UMM) is a Unified Modeling Language (UML) profile for developing B2B<br> processes. The formalisms introduced by UMM´s stereotypes facilitate the communication with the<br> software engineers. However, business experts-who usually have a very limited understanding of<br> UML-prefer expressing their thoughts and evaluating the results by plain text descriptions. In this<br> paper,we describe an approach that presents an equivalent of theUMMstereotypes and tagged values<br> in text-based templates called worksheets. This strong alignment allows an integration into a UMM<br> modeling tool and ensures consistency. We show how a specially designed XML-based worksheet<br> definition language allows customization to special needs of certain business domains. Furthermore,<br> we demonstrate how information kept in worksheets may be used for the semi-automatic generation<br> of pattern-based UMM artifacts which are later transformed to web service definition language and<br> business process execution language code.
Hidden Keywords: 
worksheet definition language, business collaborations, business transactions
Department Focus: 
(Business Informatics)
TU Focus: 
Computational Science and Engineering
Proceedings: 
Publisher: 
Computer Journal, 52-8
Year: 
2009
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Accepted: 
Acceptance undecided
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Reference: 
C. Huemer, P. Liegl, R. Schuster, M. Zapletal: <br>"<i><a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/comjnl/bxn076" target="_blank" class="publist">B2B Services: Worksheet-Driven Development of Modeling Artifacts and Code</a></i>"; <br>Computer Journal, <b>52</b> (2009), 8.<br><br> <a href="https://publik.tuwien.ac.at/showentry.php?ID=173990&lang=2" class="publist"><i>More information</i></a><br><br>
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