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Goal-oriented modelling languages are central in the information systems (IS) field, both for aligning new IS with organisational needs and for developing agent-oriented software systems. However, existing goal-oriented languages differ significantly in both syntax and semantics. The paper analyses and compares the syntax and semantics of GRL and KAOS using the UEML approach, providing a systematic and detailed comparison of the two languages, in part based on the Bunge-Wand-Weber (BWW) model and Bunge’s ontology. The work offers a path towards integrated management and use of models expressed in GRL and KAOS, it contributes to incorporating GRL and KAOS into version 2 of the unified enterprise modelling language, which is currently being developed.

-- Daniel Amyot - 10 Jun 2008


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Title Comparing GRL and KAOS using the UEML Approach
Authors R. Matulevičius, P. Heymans, and A. L. Opdahl
Type Book
Conference/Journal Title Enterprise Interoperability II: New Challenges and Approaches
Editors R.J. Gonçalves, J.P. Müller, K. Mertins and M. Zelm
Publisher Springer London
Month August
Year 2007
Pages 77-88
Keywords Goal-oriented modelling - GRL - KAOS - ontological analysis of modelling languages - Unified Enterprise Modelling Language (UEML)
Topic revision: r1 - 10 Jun 2008 - 17:59:19 - Daniel Amyot
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