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First UMM book available

Our new book entitled “UN/CEFACT’s Modeling Methodology (UMM) 1.0” is available in book stores right now.

The book covers the UN/CEFACT’s Modeling Methodology 1.0 and the UMM Add-In and provides an excellent 101 tutorial for new UMM users.

A whole chapter is dedicated to the UMM user guide which helps a novice user to create a valid UMM 1.0 model. Furthermore the different chapters include the Worksheet Editor and the UMM Validator being part of the UMM Add-In. The generation of process specifications from UMM models and the mapping of business information to document formats are also part of the book.

Upcoming conference

Next week Marco will present our paper “Inter-organizational Systems: From Business Values over Business Processes to Deployment” at the IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies in Phitsanulok (Thailand). More Information about this conference can be found here: http://www.ieee-dest.curtin.edu.au/2008/index.php

The abstract of the paper:

Inter-organizational systems have significantly been affected by Service-oriented Architectures (SOA) and Web Services – the state-of-the-art technology to implement SOA. SOA is said to enable quick and inexpensive changes of the IT in order to establish new business partnerships or to reflect changes in existing partnerships. However, current approaches to inter-organizational systems focus too much on existing Web Services standards and, thus, on the technology layer. In such an approach the technology drives the business. In this paper we analyze the shortcomings of this bottom-up approach. As an alternative we suggest a top-down methodology where the business requirements drive the technology. This methodology starts off with the business value perspective, leading to a business process perspective and resulting in an IT execution perspective. We do not invent any new approaches on each of these layers, rather we outline how existing approaches are used and combined into a business requirements driven approach to inter-organizational systems.

UMM meets e3value

The e3value methodology

As part of the public lectures in electronic commerce Jaap Gordijn from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam presented the e3value methodology which has been developed by him. The e3value methodology helps the modeler to understand value flows between business partners. More information, academic work and tools around e3value can be found on the e3value website.

e3value will also be part of our upcoming project called BSopt (Business Semantics on top of Process Technology) starting 1st of March 2008. Stay tuned for more information!

New UMM Journal Publication

The paper entitled “Modeling eGovernment processes with UMM” has been accepted for publication in the Informatica Journal as part of a special issue dedicated to eGovernment research.

Upcoming UMM book chapter

We are happy to announce that the UMM development team will contribute a chapter about UMM to the Handbook of Enterprise Integration. It will be published by Auerbach in 2009. You can already catch a glimpse of it on Amazon:

The chapter will be named Service-oriented enterprise modeling and analysis.

Save your Christmas present for 2009 already now!

New Paper: Worksheet Driven UMM Modeling of B2B Services

Last week, Rainer presented our paper Worksheet Driven UMM Modeling of B2B Services at the IEEE Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE) taking place in Hong Kong. The abstract of the paper is given below:

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