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Benefits of Enterprise Ontology for the Development of ICT-Based Value Networks

Antonia Albani & Jan L. G. Dietz

abstract The competitiveness of value networks is highly dependent on the cooperation between business partners and the interoperability of their information systems. Innovations in information and communication technology (ICT), primarily the emergence of the Internet, offer possibilities to increase the interoperability of information systems and therefore enable inter-enterprise cooperation. For the design of inter-enterprise information systems, the concept of business component appears to be very promising. However, the identification of business components is strongly dependent on the appropriateness and the quality of the underlying business domain model. The ontological model of an enterprise or an enterprise network as presented in this article, is a high-quality and very adequate business domain model. It provides all essential information that is necessary for the design of the supporting information systems, and at a level of abstraction that makes it also understandable for business people. The application of enterprise ontology for the identification of business components is clarified. To exemplify our approach, a practical case is taken from the domain of strategic supply network development. By doing this, a widespread problem of the practical application of inter-enterprise information systems is being addressed.
   
type conference paper (English)
   
date of conference 01-02-2009
title of proceedings Software and Data Technologies, Second International Conference, ICSOFT/ENASE 2007, Barcelona, Spain, July 22-25, 2007, Revised Selected Papers
page(s) 3-22
volume / edition 22
publisher Springer
review not reviewed
   
citation Albani, A., & Dietz, J. L. G. (2009). Benefits of Enterprise Ontology for the Development of ICT-Based Value Networks. In Filipe, J., Shishkov, B., Helfert, M., & Maciaszek, L. A. (Eds.), Software and Data Technologies, Second International Conference, ICSOFT/ENASE 2007, Barcelona, Spain, July 22-25, 2007, Revised Selected Papers, 22, pp.3-22: Springer.