Title: Modelling information manufacturing systems

Authors: Thanh Thoa Pham Thi, Markus Helfert

Addresses: School of Computing, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland. ' School of Computing, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland

Abstract: The manufacture of an information product (IP) is akin to the manufacture of a physical product. Current approaches to model such information manufacturing systems (IMS), lack the ability to systematically represent the dynamic changes involved in manufacturing (or creating) an IP. They also have limitations to consistently include aspects of process and information management at an organisational level. This paper aims to address these limitations and presents a modelling approach, the IASDO model. Our work also represents a framework to evaluate the quality of the meta-models for IMS modelling which enable us to compare the IASDO model with current approaches.

Keywords: information quality; metamodels; information systems architecture; dynamic specialisation; information manufacturing; information products; process management; information management; modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIQ.2007.013373

International Journal of Information Quality, 2007 Vol.1 No.1, pp.5 - 21

Published online: 23 Apr 2007 *

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