Conceptual modeling for the design of intelligent and emergent information systems

Fayoumi, A. ORCID: 0000-0001-7418-8569 and Loucopoulos, P., 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.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Expert Systems with Applications
Creators: Fayoumi, A. and Loucopoulos, P.
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Date: 15 October 2016
Volume: 59
ISSN: 0957-4174
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 11 Jul 2016 14:41
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2017 03:00

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