188/4 E-Commerce Group
Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems
Vienna University of Technology
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UN/CEFACT's Modeling Methodology (UMM): A UML Profile for B2B e-Commerce

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The United NationĀ“s Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic<br> Business (UN/CEFACT) is an e-business standardization body.<br> It is known from its work on UN/EDIFACT and ebXML. One of its ongoing<br> work items is the UN/CEFACT modeling methodology (UMM) for<br> modeling global choreographies of B2B scenarios. The goal of UMM is<br> defining a shared business logic between business partners and fostering<br> reuse of standardized process building blocks. The latest UMM version<br> is defined as a UML 1.4 profile. In this paper we introduce the main<br> concepts of UMM to realize its vision. Furthermore, the paper elaborates<br> on the necessary UML meta model work-arounds we - as part of<br> the specificationĀ“s editing team - took in order to accomplish the B2B<br> requirements. Then we propose a move towards UML 2 that eliminates<br> some of those workarounds. The paper is concluded with the introduction<br> of a UMM modeling tool that we implemented on top of a commercial<br> UML tool.
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(Business Informatics)
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Information and Communication Technology
Advances in Conceptual Modeling - Theory and Practice
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer
19 - 31
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B. Hofreiter, C. Huemer, P. Liegl, <u>R. Schuster</u>, M. Zapletal: <br>"<i><a href="http://publik.tuwien.ac.at/files/PubDat_140532.pdf" target="_blank" class="publist">UN/CEFACT's Modeling Methodology (UMM): A UML Profile for B2B e-Commerce</a></i>"; <br>Talk: 2nd International Workshop on Best Practices of UML (BP-UML 2006), Tucson, USA; 11-06-2006 - 11-09-2006; in: "<i>Advances in Conceptual Modeling - Theory and Practice</i>", Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, (2006), 19 - 31.<br><br> <a href="https://publik.tuwien.ac.at/showentry.php?ID=140532&lang=2" class="publist"><i>More information</i></a><br><br>
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