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REA-XML: An Unambiguous Language for REA Business Models

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Speech with proceedings
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Conceptual languages to describe business models - not business process models - become increasingly important. One of the most expressive approaches towards business models is the Resource-Event-Agent (REA) ontology. REA has a substantial back-up in economic and accounting theory, but did lack a dedicated representation language for many years. Recently, we have introduced a domain specific modeling language including a REA meta model and a pertinent graphical notation. In this paper we build upon our previous work, but aim for a representation language that is able to serve as a serialization syntax also for other REA modeling approaches using UML class diagrams or OWL, etc. As a result we come up with REA-XML, an XML schema that allows a precise, tool-independent representation of REA models and that may also serve as an REA model exchange language between different tools.
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Business Informatics
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Information and Communication Technology
Proceedings: 
The 8th IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE 2011)
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2011
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44 - 51
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Acceptance undecided
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<u>D. Mayrhofer</u>, C. Huemer, B. Hofreiter, C. Sonnenberg: <br>"<i><a href="http://publik.tuwien.ac.at/files/PubDat_200218.pdf" target="_blank" class="publist">REA-XML: An Unambiguous Language for REA Business Models</a></i>"; <br>Talk: The 8th IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE 2011), Beijing, China; 10-19-2011 - 10-21-2011; in: "<i>The 8th IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE 2011)</i>", (2011), 44 - 51.<br><br> <a href="https://publik.tuwien.ac.at/showentry.php?ID=200218&lang=2" class="publist"><i>More information</i></a><br><br>
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