Title: Uncovering the organisational modelling and business process modelling languages in the ARIS method

Authors: Paulo S. Santos Jr., Joao Paulo A. Almeida, Thiago Lavarezi Pianissolla

Addresses: Ontology and Conceptual Modelling Research Group (NEMO), Computer Science Department, Federal University of Espirito Santo (UFES), Av. Fernando Ferrari, s/n, 29060-970 Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. ' Ontology and Conceptual Modelling Research Group (NEMO), Computer Science Department, Federal University of Espirito Santo (UFES), Av. Fernando Ferrari, s/n, 29060-970 Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. ' Ontology and Conceptual Modelling Research Group (NEMO), Computer Science Department, Federal University of Espirito Santo (UFES), Av. Fernando Ferrari, s/n, 29060-970 Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil

Abstract: In this paper, we propose an approach to excavate and define the metamodels of the organisational modelling and business process modelling languages of ARIS method. This approach uses information obtained with user interactions over the modelling environment called ARIS toolset and extra information from tool documentation. The application of this approach results on well-defined language metamodels, clarifying the language|s main modelling elements and their relationships. The metamodels serve as a starting point for the definition of the semantics of the language and allow the construction of tools to manage modelling, simulation, analysis and transformation of organisational models and business processes. To validate the metamodels we define a set of transformations which enables one to create instances of the metamodels using as a starting point models in the ARIS toolset serialisation format (the ARIS markup language-AML).

Keywords: business process modelling; ARIS; enterprise architecture; metamodelling; organisational modelling; modelling languages; metamodels; user interactions; tool documentation; semantics; simulation; analysis; model transformation; toolset serialisation; serialisation formats; mark-up languages; AML; business process integration; business process management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBPIM.2011.040205

International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management, 2011 Vol.5 No.2, pp.130 - 143

Published online: 20 May 2011 *

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