Advertisement

A Case Study on a GQM-Based Quality Model for a Domain-Specific Reference Model Catalogue to Support Requirements Analysis within Information Systems Development in the German Energy Market

  • José M. González
  • Peter Fettke
  • H. -Jürgen Appelrath
  • Peter Loos
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 81)

Abstract

Within this contribution, an approach on a goal-question-metric (GQM) based quality model for a domain-specific reference model catalogue is introduced. First of all, we motivate and present an ontology-based reference model catalogue to support requirements analysis within information systems development in the German energy market. For this purpose, we describe requirements for creating such a catalogue. Based on these requirements, quality metrics, to continuously measure the quality of the catalogue during its development and extension, are presented. In addition, the application of these metrics is shown.

Keywords

Reference Model Quality Model Domain Expert Source Function Product Manager 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Appelrath, H.J., Chamoni, P.: Veränderungen in der Energiewirtschaft - Herausforderungen für die IT (Changes in the energy sector - Challenges for IT). Wirtschaftsinformatik 49(5), 329–330 (2007)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Basili, V.R., Caldiera, G., Rombach, H.D.: The goal question metric approach. Encyclopedia of Software Engineering 1, 528–532 (1994)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Braun, R., Esswein, W.: Classification of Reference Models. In: Decker, R., Lenz, H.-J. (eds.) Advances in Data Analysis, Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft für Klassifikation e.V., Freie Universität Berlin, March 8-10. Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization, pp. 401–408. Springer, Heidelberg (2007)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    vom Brocke, J.: Referenzmodellierung: Gestaltung und Verteilung von Konstruktionsprozessen (Reference modeling: design and distribution of construction processes). Ph.D. thesis, Berlin (2003)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    vom Brocke, J., Fettke, P.: Referenzmodellierung. In: Kurbel, K., Becker, J., Gronau, N., Sinz, E., Suhl, L. (eds.) Enzyklopädie der Wirtschaftsinformatik. Oldenbourg, München (2009)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft (BDEW) (German Federal Association for Energy and Water): Survey of the most important laws, ordinances, specifications, guidelines and recommended action on the subject of electricity business processes (2008)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Chidamber, S.R., Kemerer, C.F.: A metrics suite for object oriented design. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (6), 476–493 (June)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Dividino, R., Romanelli, M., Sonntag, D.: Semiotic-based Ontology Evaluation Tool S-OntoEval. In: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, ELRA (2008)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Fenton, N.: Software metrics: successes, failures and new directions. Journal of Systems and Software 47(2-3), 149–157 (1999)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Fettke, P.: Referenzmodellevaluation: Konzeption der strukturalistischen Referenzmodellierung und Entfaltung ontologischer Gütekriterien (Evaluation of reference models: Conceptual design of structural reference modeling and development of ontological quality criteria). Ph.D. thesis, Berlin (2006)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Fettke, P., Loos, P.: Der Referenzmodellkatalog als Instrument des Wissensmanagements - Methodik und Anwendung (The reference model catalogue a knowledge management tool - Methodology and Application). In: Becker, J., Knackstedt, R. (eds.) Wissensmanagement mit Referenzmodellen. Konzepte für die Anwendungssystem- und Organisationsgestaltung, pp. 3–24. Springer, Berlin (2002)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Fettke, P., Loos, P.: Classification of reference models - a methodology and its application. Information Systems and e-Business Management 1(1), 35–53 (2003)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Fettke, P., Loos, P.: Ontological Analysis of Reference Models. In: Green, P., Rosemann, M. (eds.) Business Systems Analysis with Ontologies, ch. III, pp. 56–81. Idea Group Publishing, USA (2005)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Fieber, F., Huhn, M., Rumpe, B.: Modellqualität als Indikator für Softwarequalität: eine Taxonomie (Model quality as indicator for software quality: a taxonomy). Informatik-Spektrum 31(5), 408–424 (2008)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Frank, U.: Evaluation of Reference Models. In: Fettke, P., Loos, P. (eds.) Reference Modeling for Business Systems Analysis, ch. VI, pp. 118–140 (2007)Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Gómez-Pérez, A., Fernández-López, M., Corcho, O.: Ontological engineering: With examples from the areas of knowledge management, e-commerce and the semantic web, 3. print. edn. Springer, London (2004)Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    González, J.M., Appelrath, H.-J.: ”Energie-RMK” Ein Referenzmodellkatalog für die Energiewirtschaft (Energy-RMC - A reference model catalogue for the energy sector). In: GI-Modellierung 2010, pp. 319–334 (2010)Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    González, J.M., Uslar, M.: An ontology-based method to construct a reference model catalogue for the energy sector. In: Smolnik, S., Teuteberg, F., Thomas, O. (eds.) Semantic Technologies for Business and Information Systems Engineering: Concepts and Applications (2011)Google Scholar
  19. 19.
    Guarino, N., Welty, C.A.: An Overview of OntoClean. Applied Ontology, 1–20Google Scholar
  20. 20.
    ISO, IEC: ISO/IEC 9126-1 Software engineering - Product quality - Part 1: Quality model (2001)Google Scholar
  21. 21.
    Jarke, M., Loucopoulos, P., Lyytinen, K., Mylopoulos, J., Robinson, W.: The brave new world of design requirements: Four key principles. In: Pernici, B. (ed.) CAiSE 2010. LNCS, vol. 6051, pp. 470–482. Springer, Heidelberg (2010)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. 22.
    Kaner, C., Member, S., Bond, W.P.: Software Engineering Metrics: What Do They Measure and How Do We Know?. Direct, 1–12 (2004)Google Scholar
  23. 23.
    Kurth, M.: The Changing Structure of the Utility Industry form the Perspective of Regulation Authorities. In: Bausch, A., Schwenker, B. (eds.) Handbook Utility Management, pp. 193–206. Springer, Berlin (2009)Google Scholar
  24. 24.
    Lawrence, E.H., Rosenberg, L.H.: A Software Quality Model and Metrics for Identifying Project Risks and Assessing Software Quality. In: 8th Annual Software Technology Conference (1996), http://satc.gsfc.nasa.gov/support/STC_APR96/qualtiy/stc_qual.html
  25. 25.
    McCall, J., Richards, P., Walters, G.: Factors in software quality. US Rome Air Development Center Report 1-3(NTIS AD/A-049 014) (1977)Google Scholar
  26. 26.
    Moody, D.: Theoretical and practical issues in evaluating the quality of conceptual models: current state and future directions. Data & Knowledge Engineering 55(3), 243–276 (2005)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. 27.
    Scheer, A.-W.: Business process engineering: Reference Models for Industrial Enterprises, 2nd edn. Springer, Berlin (1994)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. 28.
    Schuette, R., Rotthowe, T.: The Guidelines of Modeling - an approach to enhance the quality in information models Introduction: Theoretical Aspects in Information Modeling. In: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Conceptual Modelling, Singapore, pp. 1–16 (1998)Google Scholar
  29. 29.
    Starace, F.: The Utility Industry in 2020. In: Bausch, A., Schwenker, B. (eds.) Handbook Utility Management, pp. 147–167. Springer, Berlin (2009)Google Scholar
  30. 30.
    Thomas, O.: Management von Referenzmodellen: Entwurf und Realisierung eines Informationssystems zur Entwicklung und Anwendung von Referenzmodellen (Management of reference models: Design and Implementation of an information system to design and use reference models). Ph.D. thesis, Berlin (2006)Google Scholar
  31. 31.
    Thomas, O.: Understanding the Term Reference Model in Information Systems Research: History, Literature Analysis and Explanation. In: Bussler, C., Haller, A. (eds.) Business Process Management Workshops, pp. 484–496 (2006)Google Scholar
  32. 32.
    Uslar, M., Rohjans, S., Bleiker, R., González, J.M., Suding, T., Specht, M., Weidelt, T.: Survey of Smart Grid Standardization Studies and Recommendations - Part 2. In: IEEE SmartGridComm 2010 (2010)Google Scholar
  33. 33.
    Uthayan, K.R.: A Survey on Designing Metrics suite to Asses the Quality of Ontology. Journal of Computer Science 8(8) (2010)Google Scholar
  34. 34.
    Van Belle, J.-P.: A Framework to Evaluate the Quality of Information System Models. Ingénierie des systèmes d’information 9(5-6), 11–29 (2004)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  35. 35.
    Wand, Y., Weber, R.: An Ontological Evaluation of Systems Analysis and Design Methods, pp. 79–107. Elsevier Science Publishers, North-Holland (1989)Google Scholar
  36. 36.
    Zachman, J.A.: A framework for information systems architecture. IBM Systems Journal 38(2.3), 454–470 (1999)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • José M. González
    • 1
  • Peter Fettke
    • 2
  • H. -Jürgen Appelrath
    • 1
  • Peter Loos
    • 2
  1. 1.R&D Division EnergyOFFIS Institute for Information TechnologyOldenburgGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Information Systems at the German Research Center for Artificial IntelligenceDFKI GmbHSaarbrückenGermany

Personalised recommendations