Model-Driven Retail Information System based on REA Business Ontology and Retail-H


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are often cumbersome to customize to a client´s needs. Model-driven approaches promise to simplify these attempts. In this work we present an ERP prototype based on the Resource-Event-Agent (REA) business ontology that follows a “model-at-runtime” approach: one may customize the ERP system during runtime by changing the underlying REA models. We are using Retail-H as the reference framework for building a retail information system (RIS). Our main contribution is the prototypical implementation of a domain agnostic REA engine that can be loaded at runtime with domain specific business models-these models can further be manipulated at runtime. On that basis we have exemplarily modeled main concepts of Retail-H in REA. Validation of the implemented components is realized by applying real business activities and requirements received from our partner, a business software solution provider.

Talk: 17th IEEE Conference on Business Informatics, Lissabon, Portugal; 07-13-2015 - 07-16-2015; in: “Proceedings of the 17th IEEE Conference on Business Informatics (CBI)", IEEE, (2015), ISBN: 978-1-4673-7340-1; 116 - 124
Bernhard Wally
Alexandra Mazak
Projektass. Dipl.-Ing. Mag.rer.soc.oec. Dr.techn.
Christian Huemer
Christian Huemer
Ao.Univ.Prof. Mag.rer.soc.oec. Dr.rer.soc.oec.