Handbook of Enterprise Integration
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Information and Communication Technology
This chapter concentrates on the modeling and analysis of enterprises that collaborate in a service oriented world. According to the idea of model-driven development, modeling of service-oriented enterprises collaborating in a networked configuration must address three different layers. The first layer is concerned with business models that describe the exchange of economic values among the business partners. An appropriate methodology on this level of abstraction is e3-value [1, 2]. The second layer addresses the inter-organizational business processes among business partners. The third layer addresses the businesses processes executed at each partner´s side, i.e., what each partner implements locally to contribute to the business collaboration.