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Computación y Sistemas

Print version ISSN 1405-5546

Comp. y Sist. vol.17 n.4 México Oct./Dec. 2013

 

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A New Service-Based Approach for Enterprise Modeling

 

Un nuevo enfoque basado en servicios para modelar empresas

 

Hugo Estrada1,2, Alicia Martínez1, Luis C. Santillán1, and Joaquín Pérez1

 

1 National Center for Research and Technological Development, CENIDET, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. hugo.estrada@infotec.com.mx, amartinez@cenidet.edu.mx, lsantillan@cenidet.edu.mx, jperez@cenidet.edu.mx

2 Information and Documentation Fund for Industry, INFOTEC, Mexico City, Mexico.

 

Article received on 18/10/2011
Accepted on 20/06/2013

 

Abstract

At present, there exist many modeling techniques for capturing business semantics from different perspectives: transactional, goal-oriented, aspect-oriented, value-oriented, etc. The results of these modeling techniques serve as natural input for the software system generation process. However, none of these current modeling proposals takes into account the service nature of most business organizations and/or the growing importance of service orientation in computing. In this paper we present a solution to this problem: a new business service-oriented modeling approach which extends the i* framework. The proposed approach enables analysts to represent an organizational model as a composition of business services, where business services are the basic building blocks to encapsulate a set of business process models. In these models, actors participate in actor dependency networks through interfaces defined in a business service specification. Our proposal is illustrated by several real life examples.

Keywords: Organizational modeling, business services, service-oriented computing.

 

Resumen

Actualmente existen muchas técnicas de modelado para capturar la semántica de un negocio desde muy diferentes perspectivas: transaccional, orientada a metas, orientada a aspectos, orientada al valor, etc. Los resultados de estas técnicas de modelado son la entrada natural para el proceso de generación de sistemas de información. Sin embargo, ninguna de estas propuestas de modelado actuales representa la naturaleza orientada a servicios de muchas organizaciones, y tampoco reconocen el crecimiento de la orientación a servicios en computación. En este artículo se propone, como solucion al problema planteado, un nuevo enfoque de modelo organizacional orientado a servicios de negocios, el cual extiende el framework de modelado i* . El enfoque de modelado propuesto permite al analista representar un modelo organizacional como una composición de servicios de negocio, lo cuales son los elementos básicos que encapsulan un conjunto de modelos de procesos de negocio. En estos modelos propuestos, los actores participan en las redes de dependencias de actores a traves de interfaces definidas en la especificación de cada servicio de negocio. La propuesta es ilustrada a traves de ejemplos reales.

Palabras clave: Modelado organizacional, servicios de negocio, computo orientado a servicios.

 

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