On the Symbiosis between Enterprise Modeling and Ontology Engineering

Frederik Gailly, Sven Casteleyn, Nadejda Alkhaldi

Onderzoeksoutput: Conference paper


In different fields, ontologies are increasingly deployed to specify
and fix the terminology of a particular domain. In enterprise modelling, their
main use lies in serving as a knowledge base for enterprise model creation.
Such models, based on one or several compatible so-called enterprise-specific
ontologies, allow for model alignment and solve interoperability issues. On the
other hand, enterprise models may enrich the enterprise-specific ontology with
concepts emerging from practical needs. In order to achieve this reciprocal advantage,
we developed an ontology-based enterprise modeling meta-method
that facilitates modelers to construct their models using the enterprise-specific
ontology. While doing so, modelers give their feedback for ontology improvement.
This feedback is subject to community approval, after which it is possibly
incorporated into the ontology, thereby evolving to ontology to better fit the
enterprise's needs. Our meta-method is instantiated and demonstrated using a
case study of a car rental company, where the symbiosis between business process
modeling and ontology engineering is demonstrated.
Originele taal-2English
TitelConceptual Modeling
RedacteurenWilfred Ng, Veda C. Storey, Juan C. Trujillo
Plaats van productieBerlin, Heidelberg
Aantal pagina's8
ISBN van elektronische versie978-3-642-41924-9
ISBN van geprinte versie978-3-642-41923-2
StatusPublished - 11 nov 2013
Evenement32th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2013 - Hong-Kong, China
Duur: 11 nov 201313 nov 2013

Publicatie series

NaamLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN van geprinte versie0302-9743


Conference32th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2013


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