Pub. online:1 Jan 2019Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 30, Issue 3 (2019), pp. 455–480
The paper deals with the causality driven modelling method applied for the domain deep knowledge elicitation. This method is suitable for discovering causal relationships in domains that are characterized by internal circular causality, e.g. control and management, regulatory processes, self-regulation and renewal. Such domains are organizational systems (i.e. enterprise) or cyber-social systems, also biological systems, ecological systems, and other complex systems. Subject domain may be of different nature: real-world activities or documented content. A causality driven approach is applied here for the learning content analysis and normalization of the knowledge structures. This method was used in the field of education, and a case study of learning content renewal is provided. The domain here is a real world area – a learning content is about. The paper is on how to align the existing learning content and current (new) knowledge of the domain using the same causality driven viewpoint and the described models (frameworks). Two levels of the domain causal modelling are obtained. The first level is the discovery of the causality of the domain using the Management Transaction (MT) framework. Secondly, a deep knowledge structure of MT is revealed through a more detailed framework called the Elementary Management Cycle (EMC). The algorithms for updating the LO content in two steps are presented. Traceability matrix indicates the mismatch of the LO content (old knowledge) and new domain knowledge. Classification of the content discrepancies and an example of the study program content analysis is presented. The main outcome of the causality driven modelling approach is the effectiveness of discovering the deep knowledge when the relevant domain causality frameworks are applicable.
Pub. online:1 Jan 2006Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 17, Issue 4 (2006), pp. 503–518
The quality of software engineering projects often suffers due to the large gap between the way stakeholders present their requirements and the way analysts capture and express those requirements. With this problem in mind the new method for business rules driven IS requirements specification has been developed. In this paper the architecture of the requirements repository, which is at the core of the proposed method, is presented. The repository model supports the storage and management of all components of the captured requirements, including functions, business decisions, data sources, conceptual data model elements, business rules and their templates. The important aspects of the specialised requirements specification tool implementation are also overviewed.
Pub. online:1 Jan 2001Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 12, Issue 3 (2001), pp. 347–372
This paper presents the set of verification rules to detect faults in specification of model of computerized information system. Computerized information system model is specified using Enterprise modeling approach, which integrates static and dynamic dependencies. Typical communication action loop is a basic construct of Enterprise modeling approach. Actions, which process data resources of computerized information system, are analyzed.