Business Process Driven Solutions for Innovative Enterprise Information Systems

  • F. Taglino
  • M. Lezoche


Existing limitations and problems in the current life-cycle of software applications will encourage new development paradigms. New technological trends, aiming at responding to current needs, such as flexibility, dynamicity, scalability will certainly drive the envisaged changes. In this paper, possible solutions for innovative enterprise information systems (IS) development and maintenance are outlined. In particular, it will be argued about business process driven approach to information systems development, and how, through the support of new and emerging technologies, it can address nowadays requirements and overcome current limits. Business process driven approach to IS development is here characterized by: (1) business process modelling for representing the business logics; (2) enhanced SOA paradigm for business process execution; (3) business rules based approach to software applications maintenance and evolution.


Business Process Information System Business Logic Business Rule Business Process Modeling Notation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica “A Ruberti” – CNRRomaItaly

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