Conceptual modeling for the design of intelligent and emergent information systems

Fayoumi, Amjad and Loucopoulos, Pericles (2016) Conceptual modeling for the design of intelligent and emergent information systems. Expert Systems with Applications, 59. pp. 174-194. ISSN 0957-4174

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A key requirement to today's fast changing economic environment is the ability of organizations to adapt dynamically in an effective and efficient manner. Information and Communication Technologies play a crucially important role in addressing such adaptation requirements. The notion of `intelligent software' has emerged as a means by which enterprises can respond to changes in a reactive manner but also to explore, in a pro-active manner, possibilities for new business models. The development of such software systems demands analysis, design and implementation paradigms that recognize the need for `co-development' of these systems with enterprise goals, processes and capabilities. The work presented in this paper is motivated by this need and to this end it proposes a paradigm that recognizes co-development as a knowledge-based activity. The proposed solution is based on a multi-perspective modeling approach that involves (i) modeling key aspects of the enterprise, (ii) reasoning about design choices and (iii) supporting strategic decision-making through simulations. The utility of the approach is demonstrated though a case study in the field of marketing for a start-up company.

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Expert Systems with Applications
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Expert Systems with Applications. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Expert Systems with Applications, 59, 2016 DOI: 10.1016/j.eswa.2016.04.019
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?? conceptual modelingbusiness architecturebusiness best practiceenterprise architecturedesign rationalesystem dynamicsartificial intelligenceengineering(all)computer science applications ??
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