Architecture Viewpoint for Modeling Business Collaboration Concerns using Workflow Patterns

Ayalew Kassahun, Bedir Tekinerdogan

Abstract

Businesses today rarely operate in isolation but must collaborate with others in a coordinated fashion. To address collaboration concerns, business analysts need to design business processes. Business process designs have a direct impact on the required software systems and the corresponding architectural design. Conversely, the architectural design imposes constraints on the business process designs. Unfortunately, business processes and software architectures are often designed separately leading to a misalignment between the two. To bridge this gap we propose the architecture collaboration viewpoint to be used by teams of business analysts and software architects when addressing business collaboration concerns. The collaboration viewpoint uses elements from business process and architecture viewpoints to provide new modeling artifacts for alignment. The design artefacts are mapping tables and workflow pattern diagrams that are used to identify misalignments and redesign the business processes. The viewpoint facilitates the communication between business analysts and architects. We illustrate the collaboration viewpoint for a food supply chain transparency system from a real industrial case study.

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Kassahun A. and Tekinerdogan B. (2016). Architecture Viewpoint for Modeling Business Collaboration Concerns using Workflow Patterns . In Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2016) ISBN 978-989-758-194-6, pages 27-38. DOI: 10.5220/0005973600270038


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@conference{icsoft-ea16,
author={Ayalew Kassahun and Bedir Tekinerdogan},
title={Architecture Viewpoint for Modeling Business Collaboration Concerns using Workflow Patterns},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2016)},
year={2016},
pages={27-38},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005973600270038},
isbn={978-989-758-194-6},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2016)
TI - Architecture Viewpoint for Modeling Business Collaboration Concerns using Workflow Patterns
SN - 978-989-758-194-6
AU - Kassahun A.
AU - Tekinerdogan B.
PY - 2016
SP - 27
EP - 38
DO - 10.5220/0005973600270038