Modeling e-Government processes with UMM

B. Hofreiter, C. Huemer, P. Liegl, R. Mosser, R. Schuster, M. Zapletal:
"Modeling e-Government processes with UMM";
Informatica - An International Journal of Computing and Informatics,Ljubljana(2007), ISSN: 1854-3871; S. 407 - 417.

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The United Nation´s Center for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) is a standardization
body known for its work on UN/EDIFACT and ebXML. One of its most recent developments is
UN/CEFACT´s Modeling Methodology (UMM). The UMM standard is used to model inter-organizational
business processes in the B2B domain. With the increasing availability of electronic governmental services
over networks, the frontier between B2B and B2G/G2G disappears. Today one expects a governmental
institution to react like any other business partner. Therefore also governments now face the interoperability
and compatibility issues as regular businesses do. In order to allow two governmental institutions to
collaborate, a methodology uniquely depicting the inter-organizational process from a global perspective
is needed. In this paper we propose to use UN/CEFACT´s Modeling Methodology in the eGovernment
domain. UMM allows the definition of a global choreography which is then being used to derive local orchestrations
for each business partner. Such orchestrations can then be used by enterprise applications in a
service oriented context. As an example, a real-world scenario from the waste transport domain within the
European Union will be shown. Furthermore the possible integration in the context of the We-Go project
[3] is examined.