Consistency, Complementalness, or Conflictation of Enterprise Ontology and Normalized Systems Business Process Guidelines

Philip Huysmans, Dieter Van Nuffel, Peter De Bruyn

Abstract

Both Enterprise Ontology and Normalized Systems can be considered as design theories, which provide prescriptive guidelines to design systems. Enterprise Ontology explicitly focuses on the design of organizations as being social systems. Originally, Normalized Systems focused on the design of evolvable software systems. However, it has been shown that, building on the Normalized Systems design knowledge, prescriptions for other domains, such as the business process domain, can be proposed as well. This domain seems to overlap at least partially with the domain of Enterprise Ontology, which is used to establish claims concerning process design in various publications. However, both theories are based on completely different kernel theories. Therefore, this paper analyzes to which extent the guidelines proposed for the Normalized Systems Business Processes are consistent, complementing or conflicting with prescriptions from Enterprise Ontology. A consistent set of prescriptions could lead to a more integrated approach for designing integrated organizations, business processes and software systems.

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Huysmans P., Van Nuffel D. and De Bruyn P. (2013). Consistency, Complementalness, or Conflictation of Enterprise Ontology and Normalized Systems Business Process Guidelines . In Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD, ISBN 978-989-8565-56-3, pages 54-63. DOI: 10.5220/0004774000540063


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@conference{bmsd13,
author={Philip Huysmans and Dieter Van Nuffel and Peter De Bruyn},
title={Consistency, Complementalness, or Conflictation of Enterprise Ontology and Normalized Systems Business Process Guidelines},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD,},
year={2013},
pages={54-63},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004774000540063},
isbn={978-989-8565-56-3},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD,
TI - Consistency, Complementalness, or Conflictation of Enterprise Ontology and Normalized Systems Business Process Guidelines
SN - 978-989-8565-56-3
AU - Huysmans P.
AU - Van Nuffel D.
AU - De Bruyn P.
PY - 2013
SP - 54
EP - 63
DO - 10.5220/0004774000540063