A SERVICE-BASED APPROACH FOR DATA INTEGRATION BASED ON BUSINESS PROCESS MODELS

Hesley Py, Lucia Castro, Fernanda Araujo Baião, Asterio Tanaka

Abstract

Business-IT alignment is gaining more importance in enterprises, and is already considered essential for efficiently achieving enterprise goals. This led organizations to follow Enterprise Architecture approaches, with the Information Architecture as one of its pillars. Information architecture aims at providing an integrated and holistic view of the business information, and this requires applying a data integration approach. However, despite several works on data integration research, the problem is far from being solved. The highly heterogeneous computer environments present new challenges such as distinct DBMSs, distinct data models, distinct schemas and distinct semantics, all in the same scenario. On the other hand, new issues in enterprise environment, such as the emergence of BPM and SOA approaches, contribute to a new solution for the problem. This paper presents a service-based approach for data integration, in which the services are derived from the organization’s business process models. The proposed approach comprises a framework of different types of services (data services, concept services), a method for data integration service identification from process models, and a metaschema needed for the automation and customization of the proposed approach in a specific organization. We focus on handling heterogeneities with regard to different DBMSs and differences among data models, schemas and semantics.

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Py H., Castro L., Araujo Baião F. and Tanaka A. (2009). A SERVICE-BASED APPROACH FOR DATA INTEGRATION BASED ON BUSINESS PROCESS MODELS . In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8111-84-5, pages 222-227. DOI: 10.5220/0002013002220227


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis09,
author={Hesley Py and Lucia Castro and Fernanda Araujo Baião and Asterio Tanaka},
title={A SERVICE-BASED APPROACH FOR DATA INTEGRATION BASED ON BUSINESS PROCESS MODELS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},
year={2009},
pages={222-227},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002013002220227},
isbn={978-989-8111-84-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - A SERVICE-BASED APPROACH FOR DATA INTEGRATION BASED ON BUSINESS PROCESS MODELS
SN - 978-989-8111-84-5
AU - Py H.
AU - Castro L.
AU - Araujo Baião F.
AU - Tanaka A.
PY - 2009
SP - 222
EP - 227
DO - 10.5220/0002013002220227