An Embedded Domain Specific Language to Model, Transform and Quality Assure Business Processes in Business-Driven Development

Micallef, Luana and Pace, Gordon J. (2008) An Embedded Domain Specific Language to Model, Transform and Quality Assure Business Processes in Business-Driven Development. In: WICT 2008: 1st National ICT Conference, November 2008, Valletta, Malta. (Full text available)

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Abstract

In Business-Driven Development (BDD), business process models are produced by business analysts. To ensure that the business requirements are satisfied, the IT solution is directly derived through a process of model refinement. If models do not contain all the required technical details or contain errors, the derived implementation would be incorrect and the BDD lifecycle would have to be repeated. In this project we present a functional domain specific language embedded in Haskell, with which: 1) models can rapidly be produced in a concise and abstract manner, 2) enables focus on the specifications rather than the implementation, 3) ensures that all the required details, to generate the executable code, are specified, 4) models can be transformed, analysed and interpreted in various ways, 5) quality assures models by carrying out three types of checks; by Haskell.s type checker, at construction-time and by functions that analyse the soundness of models, 6) enables users to define quality assured composite model transformations.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Additional information: More at http://kar.kent.ac.uk/30564
Uncontrolled keywords: Business Process Modelling, Model Transformations, Process Quality Assurance, Business-Driven Development, Embedded Domain Specific Language
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Computational Intelligence Group
Depositing User: L. Micallef
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2010 12:13
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2013 10:09
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24081 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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