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Title: A Framework to Support the Assignment of Active Structure and Behavior in Enterprise Modeling Approaches
metadata.dc.creator: ARPINI, R. H.
Keywords: Enterprise Architecture;Enterprise Architecture Modeling;B
Issue Date: 31-Aug-2012
Publisher: Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo
Citation: ARPINI, R. H., A Framework to Support the Assignment of Active Structure and Behavior in Enterprise Modeling Approaches
Abstract: The need to relate the various architectural domains captured in partial descriptions of an enterprise is addressed in virtually all enterprise modeling approaches. One of these domains, namely that of organizational behavior, has received significant attention in recent years in the context of business process modeling and management. Another important domain, that of organizational structure is strongly inter-related with the process domain. While the process domain focuses on how the business process activities are structured and performed, the organizational structure domain focuses on who performs these activities, i.e., which kinds of entities in an organization are capable of performing work. Given the strong connection between the organizational behavior and organizational resources, we argue that any comprehensive enterprise modeling technique should explicitly establish the relations between the modeling elements that represent organizational behavior, called here behavioral elements, and those used to represent the organizational resources (organizational actors) involved in these activities, called here active structure elements. Despite the importance of the relations between these architectural domains, many of the current enterprise architecture and business process modeling approaches lack support for the expressiveness of a number of important active structure allocation scenarios. This work aims to overcome these limitations by proposing a framework for active structure assignment that can be applied to enterprise architecture and business process modeling approaches. This framework enriches the expressiveness of existing techniques and supports the definition of precise active structure assignments. It is designed such that it should be applicable to a number of enterprise architecture and business process modeling languages, i.e., one should be able to use and apply different (enterprise and business process) modeling languages to the framework with minor changes.
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