188/4 E-Commerce Group
Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems
Vienna University of Technology
Favoritenstrasse 9-11/188, A-1040 Vienna, Austria

UN/CEFACT's Modeling Methodology (UMM): A UML Profile for B2B e-Commerce

B. Hofreiter, C. Huemer, P. Liegl, R. Schuster, M. Zapletal
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer
Advances in Conceptual Modeling - Theory and Practice
19 - 31
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Business Informatics
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Information and Communication Technology
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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