Nowadays, Model Driven Development (MDD) is a
powerful technique for modelling complex systems and also for aligning business
and information technology (IT), giving designers the ability to execute
business models as they are intended to be run and behaved in the business environment. The Object
Management Group (OMG) adopted many business standards into the Model Driven
Architecture (MDA) environment e.g. Semantics of Business Vocabulary and
Business Rules (SBVR), the Business Motivation Model (BMM), Business Process Modelling
and Notation (BPMN) and Organisational Structure Model (OSM). These can work
together to model different aspects of the enterprise at the business level.
However, these models lack reasoning and dynamic simulation: there is no
significant way to simulate discrete and continuous time system behaviour or to
build arguments for reasoning about the design options within the OMG
specifications. In this paper we propose an approach to overcoming this
problem, by integrating a set of modelling tools into one single platform,
taking advantage of meta-modelling techniques to integrate new tools with the
OMG specifications in a model driven environment. The prospective framework
should be able to tackle advanced analysis and design problems by intertwining
design, reasoning and simulation to achieve a higher level of design maturity
through implementing the desired scenario.
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