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The Integration of Functional Decomposition with UML Notation in Business Process Modelling

  • Adam Przybyłek
Conference paper

Over the past decade business and software modelling have been carried out using different notations designed to fit the special needs of the respective tasks. This approach has introduced a gap between the software and business models, which has resulted in inconsistency. The objective of this paper is to propose a new approach to analysis of the business process using UML notation. UML is the most commonly used language in object-oriented software development. Moreover, it can be extended to the modelling of business processes. With this approach it is possible, in the same notation, to visualise a company’s business processes, its information system requirements and the architecture of the relevant information system.

Keywords

Business Process Unify Modelling Language Object Constraint Language Activity Diagram Business Process Modelling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam Przybyłek
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  1. 1.Department of Information SystemsGdańsk UniversityPoland

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