Edited By Biljana Mileva Boshkoska
The Connection between a Process Model and a Data Model: A Metamodelling Approach
Abstract: Process modelling and data modelling appeared as methods in information systems development methodology. However, nowadays they are used as organisational methods in business process redesign efforts and documentation analysis and optimisation. These two methods are not completely independent. On the contrary, there is a strong natural relationship between them. Regardless of the way a process model was developed (data flow diagram, work flow diagram) it represents the starting point in data model development. All data flows (information flows) that appear in a process model contribute to the unique data model cumulatively, as their information content has been modelled. Therefore CASE tools that support process modelling and data modelling have some concepts in common. In this paper we explored these by using metamodelling.
Keywords: Process model, data model, metamodel
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