Process Models and Business Models – A Unified Framework

  • Maria Bergholtz
  • Prasad Jayaweera
  • Paul Johannesson
  • Petia Wohed
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2784)


In e-Commerce, there are two fundamental types of models, business models and process models. A business model is concerned with value exchanges among business partners, while a process model focuses on operational and procedural aspects of business communication. Thus, a business model defines the what in an e-Commerce system, while a process model defines the how. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the contents of business models and process models and to show how they can be integrated. We are using ebXML as a conceptual and notational framework for our approach. The theoretical foundations of our approach are based on the Language/Action approach and REA. We illustrate how our approach can be used to facilitate integration, process specification and process pattern interpretation.


Unify Modelling Language Business Transaction Business Action Economic Concept Illocutionary Force 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Bergholtz
    • 1
  • Prasad Jayaweera
    • 1
  • Paul Johannesson
    • 1
  • Petia Wohed
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Systems SciencesStockholm University and Royal Institute of TechnologyKistaSweden

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