The Integrated Corporate Information Network iCoIN: A Comprehensive, Web-Based Experience Factory

  • Björn Decker
  • Andreas Jedlitschka
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2176)


During execution of projects, Software Organizations gain experience in their business. However, timely, effective and efficient reuse of this experience in subsequent projects is often problematic. The concept of an Experience Factory (EF), an infrastructure for continuous learning from experience, was designed to tackle these problems in the software development business. To install such an EF at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE), the knowledge management initiative Corporate Information Network (CoIN) was started in 1999. This paper presents the vision for CoIN and the practical experiences gained in its business process modeling part.


Business Process Knowledge Management Structure Text Process Execution Business Process Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Björn Decker
    • 1
  • Andreas Jedlitschka
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software EngineeringKaiserslauternGermany

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