Enterprise Ontology-Driven Development

  • Jiri MatulaEmail author
  • Frantisek Hunka
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 332)


Most of the current techniques and approaches for user requirements specification have problems with capturing the appropriate context for development of enterprise information systems. Primarily, they are designed to capture the functional aspects of software rather than its relevancy to an enterprise. Transactions defined in the DEMO (Design & Engineering Methodology for Organizations) represent business activities in their existential essence without implementation details. Therefore, they are great candidates to be utilized for the initial development phase of enterprise information systems. The paper exemplifies how to specify software specification the using the DEMO transaction pattern and BDD (Behaviour-Driven Development) technique. This proposal resulted from a significant lack of direct utilization of ontology for enterprise information systems development. The major part of the paper gives a step-by-step explanation of how to integrate DEMO transaction patterns into initial BDD scenarios for the development of enterprise information systems. Such created scenarios provide a perfect guideline in the initial phase of information system development for enterprises. The created scenarios were verified using the domain specific language Gherkin and BDD framework Behat.


DEMO methodology Behaviour-Driven development User requirements specification Enterprise information system 



The paper was supported by the grant provided by Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports Czech Republic, reference no. SGS05/PRF/2018 and the grant provided by city of Ostrava.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of OstravaOstravaCzechia

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