EMMSAD'04 Riga, Latvia
The Ninth CAiSE/IFIP 8.1/EUNO International Conference on Evaluation of Modelling Methods in System Analysis was held in
The other four workshops addressed data and information quality, requirements engineering and foundations of software quality, ubiquitous mobile information and collaboration systems and data integration over the web.
EMMSAD'04 - Workshop Background: The field of systems analysis and design is facing constant evolution. We witnessed the movement from the Structured paradigm to the Object-Oriented paradigm over the last few decades. New approaches such as agile methods and methodologies are being adapted. In addition, systems development approaches such as the Unified Modeling Language (UML) are continuously evolving. These ongoing changes are affecting the way information systems should be analyzed, designed, and developed.Workshop Focus: The EMMSAD’04 Workshop was focusing on evaluating and enhancing current information modeling methods and methodologies. Though the need for such studies is well recognized, there is a scarcity of evidence of such research in the literature. Evaluation of modeling approaches remains a challenge in the information systems field. EMMSAD’04, the ninth in a series of EMMSAD workshops, is jointly sponsored by the Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE), (www.cs.rtu.lv/caise2004) and the International Federation for Information Processing Working Group 8.1 (IFIP8.1) and University Network on Enterprise Modeling and Enterprise Architecture (EUNO, http://www.euno.org).
A Selection of papers:
J. Kabeli and P. Shoval: Quality of Analysis Specifications - a comparison of FOOM and OPM methodologies. FOOM (Functional and Object Oriented Methodologies) combines the two essenrtial software-engineering paradigms, the functional (process oriented) modelling approach and the object-oriented (OO) approach. The results reveal that the the quality of models produced by FOOM is better than that produced by OPM (Object Process Methodology) .
and Kai Wistrand: MC Sandbox - tool
support for method configuration. An operationalisation of
the method for for Method Configuraiton (MC) into the tool support MC
Sandbox is presented using three concepts : method component,
configuration package and configuration template. Hence, a tool
supported 'integrated' configuration involving several modelling
methods like for example the Rational Unified Process (RUP) and
Microsft Solution Framework (MSF) via a meta-method becomes feasible
and has been validated in a case study.
et.al.: Towards a Meta-tool for
change centric Method Engineering. Method Engineering (ME) helps
in method changes required by Infirmation System changes. ME provides
different approaches allowing to construct situation specific modelling
methods by adapting, extending and improving existing methods or by
assembling method components. The paper provides a meta-tool for
change-centric ME which takes the form of a typology of generic ME
The workshop proceedings have been published in three volumes by the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Riga University, ISBN 9984-9767-x-y . The proceedings of the CAiSE Conference have been published by Springer Verlag, ISBN 3-540-22151-4 .
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