New book on UN/CEFACT’s Modeling Methodology 2.0 available

A new book covering UN/CEFACT’S Modeling Methodology has been added to the books section.

Model-Driven B2B Integration using UML: A three-layered Modeling Approach starting with Business Values over Business Processes to Deployment Artifacts

Marco Zapletal
Publisher: Suedwestdeutscher Verlag fuer Hochschulschriften (December 8, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-3838110516
ISBN-10: 383811051X

Standards covered:

UN/CEFACT’s Modeling Methodology 1.0

UN/CEFACT’s Modeling Methodology 2.0

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Business-to-business (B2B) electronic commerce builds upon inter-organizational business processes that cross the borders of enterprises. Their design and implementation presupposes a different approach than intra-organizational processes do. Experience shows that bottom-up approaches starting from the IT layer of a single enterprise – expecting that all other business partners adjust to it – do not work out. Instead, a prolific B2B design approach must consider three layers in a top-down manner: Firstly, the economic perspective identifies the players and their value exchanges within a business network resulting in a business model. Secondly, business collaboration models specify the choreography of inter-organizational business processes in accordance with the business model. Finally, the business collaboration models are transformed to deployment artifacts to be interpreted by IT systems. In this PhD thesis, we propose a design approach for B2B integration based on the Unified Modeling Language (UML) considering all three layers.

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