, R. Mordinyi, S. Biffl, A. Mikula:
"Efficient System Integration Using Semantic Requirements and Capability Models - An Approach for Integrating Heterogeneous Business Services
Vortrag: 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2009, Milan, Italy; 06.05.2009 - 10.05.2009; in:"Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
", J. Cordeiro, J. Filipe (Hrg.); Springer, LNBIP 24 (2009), ISBN: 978-989-8111-84-5; S. 56 - 63.
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Business system designers want to integrate heterogeneous legacy systems to provide flexible business services
cheaper and faster. Unfortunately, modern integration technologies represent important integration
knowledge only implicitly making solutions harder to understand, verify, and maintain. In this paper we
propose a data-driven approach,"Semantically-Enabled Externalization of Knowledge"(SEEK), that explicitly
models the semantics of integration requirements&capabilities, and data transformations between heterogeneous
legacy systems. Goal of SEEK is to make the systems integration process more efficient by
providing tool support for quality assurance (QA) steps and generation of system configurations. Based on
use cases from industry partners, we compare the SEEK approach with UML-based modeling. In the evaluation
context SEEK was found to be more effective to make expert knowledge on system requirements and
capabilities available for more efficient tool support and reuse.