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A unified behavioural model and a contract language for extended enterprise

Peter F. Linington, Zoran Milosevic, James B. Cole, Simon Gibson, Sachin Kulkarni, Stephen W. Neal:

Data Knowledge Engineering 51(1): 5-29 (2004)


This paper presents a coordination model for expressing behaviour in an extended enterprise. Our model is unified because it enables the same style of expressions for describing behaviour/structure in a selfcontained enterprise and for describing cross-enterprise behaviour/structure. This model can support a broad range of modelling activities but the specific focus of this paper is on deriving the key elements of a domain language primarily targeted at expressing and monitoring behavioural conditions stated in business contracts. We also show how business contracts serve as a unifying mechanism for describing interactions in the extended enterprise.