Designing Enterprise Information Systems: Merging Enterprise Modeling and Software Specification

Shishkov, Boris

  • 出版商: Springer
  • 出版日期: 2019-11-29
  • 售價: $3,070
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 246
  • 裝訂: Hardcover - also called cloth, retail trade, or trade
  • ISBN: 3030224406
  • ISBN-13: 9783030224400
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This book brings together enterprise modeling and software specification, providing a conceptual background and methodological guidelines that concern the design of enterprise information systems. In this, two corresponding disciplines (enterprise engineering and software engineering) are considered in a complementary way. This is how the widely recognized gap between domain experts and software engineers could be effectively addressed.
The content is, on the one hand, based on a conceptual invariance (embracing concepts whose essence transcends the barriers between social and technical disciplines) while on the other, the book is featuring a modeling duality, by bringing together social theories (that are underlying with regard to enterprise engineering) and computing paradigms (that are underlying as it concerns software engineering). In addition, the proposed approach as well as its guidelines and related notations further foster such enterprise-software modeling, by facilitating modeling generations and transformations. Considering unstructured business information in the beginning, the modeling process would progress through the methodological construction of enterprise models, to reach as far as a corresponding derivation of software specifications. Finally, the enterprise-software alignment is achieved in a component-based way, featuring a potential for re-using modeling constructs, such that the modeling effectiveness and efficiency are further stimulated. For the sake of grounding the presented studies, a case study and illustrative examples are considered. They are not only justifying the idea of bringing together (in a component-based way) enterprise modeling and software specification but they are also demonstrating various strengths and limitations of the proposed modeling approach.
The book was mainly written for researchers and graduate students in enterprise information systems, and also for professionals whose work involves the specification and realization of such systems. In addition, researchers and practitioners entering these fields will benefit from the blended view on enterprise modeling and software specification, for the sake of an effective and efficient design of enterprise information systems.


As Associate Professor in Enterprise Information Systems at the University of Library Studies and Information Technology (Bulgaria) as well as visiting Lecturer and Researcher at Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), Boris Shishkov has both teaching and research responsibilities in the areas of enterprise modeling, data analytics, and software development. His research interests lie in the information systems design area, with strong emphasis on enterprise modeling, requirements elicitation, software specification, data analytics and links to service-orientation and context-awareness. Boris has published over 60 refereed publications. Further, he has established and currently leads the international symposium BMSD - Business Modeling and Software Design, serving as General Chair plus Program Chair for 9 years already, and used to be the Program Chair of 3 editions of the conference ICSOFT - Software and Data Technologies. Boris is the Founder and Chairman of IICREST - the Interdisciplinary Institute for Collaboration and Research on Enterprise Systems and Technology, active in knowledge acquisition, knowledge dissemination, and knowledge transfer. He holds a M.Sc. degree in Management Information Systems from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" (Bulgaria) and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands).