The Enterprise Engineering Series

Enterprise Information Systems Engineering

The MERODE Approach

Authors: Snoeck, Monique

Free Preview
  • Presents MERODE, a proven methodology exploiting model-driven engineering in enterprise systems engineering
  • Combines easily accessible intuitive concepts with a (hidden) formal underpinning integrating structural and behavioral aspects
  • Includes practical advice on how to create enterprise models that provide the essential architecture of the supporting information systems
  • Applicable to both green field development and application integration
  • Complemented by a wealth of extra material on the author’s web page
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook n/a
  • ISBN 978-3-319-10145-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-3-319-10144-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Softcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36457-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this Textbook

The increasing penetration of IT in organizations calls for an integrative perspective on enterprises and their supporting information systems. MERODE offers an intuitive and practical approach to enterprise modelling and using these models as core for building enterprise information systems. From a business analyst perspective, benefits of the approach are its simplicity and the possibility to evaluate the consequences of modeling choices through fast prototyping, without requiring any technical experience. The focus on domain modelling ensures the development of a common language for talking about essential business concepts and of a shared understanding of business rules. On the construction side, experienced benefits of the approach are a clear separation between specification and implementation, more generic and future-proof systems, and an improved insight in the cost of changes.

A first distinguishing feature is the method’s grounding in process algebra provides clear criteria and practical support for model quality. Second, the use of the concept of business events provides a deep integration between structural and behavioral aspects. The clear and intuitive semantics easily extend to application integration (COTS software and Web Services).

Students and practitioners are the book’s main target audience, as both groups will benefit from its practical advice on how to create complete models which combine structural and behavioral views of a system-to-be and which can readily be transformed into code, and on how to evaluate the quality of those models. In addition, researchers in the area of conceptual or enterprise modelling will find a concise overview of the main findings related to the MERODE project.

The work is complemented by a wealth of extra material on the author’s web page at KU Leuven, including a free CASE tool with code generator, a collection of cases with solutions, and a set of domain modelling patterns that have been developed on the basis of the method’s use in industry and government.

About the authors

Monique Snoeck is full professor at the KU Leuven, Research Center for Management Informatics (LIRIS), and visiting professor at the U Namur. Her research focuses on enterprise modeling, requirements engineering, model-driven engineering and business process management. Her main guiding research themes are the integration of different modelling approaches into a comprehensive approach, the quality of models through formal grounding, model to code transformations and educational aspects of conceptual modelling. She has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Enterprise Modelling

    Pages 3-30

    Snoeck, Monique

  • From Demand to Supply: Layers and Model Quality

    Pages 31-50

    Snoeck, Monique

  • Overview of MERODE

    Pages 51-75

    Snoeck, Monique

  • The Existence-Dependency Graph

    Pages 79-105

    Snoeck, Monique

  • Object Interaction

    Pages 107-125

    Snoeck, Monique

Buy this book

eBook n/a
  • ISBN 978-3-319-10145-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-3-319-10144-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Softcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36457-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enterprise Information Systems Engineering
Book Subtitle
The MERODE Approach
Authors
Series Title
The Enterprise Engineering Series
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-10145-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-10145-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-10144-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36457-5
Series ISSN
1867-8920
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 280
Number of Illustrations
151 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
Topics