Extending the REA-DSL by the Planning Layer of the REA Ontology

D. Mayrhofer, C. Huemer:
"Extending the REA-DSL by the Planning Layer of the REA Ontology";
Vortrag: 7th International Workshop on Business/IT Alignment and Interoperability (BUSITAL 2012) held in conjunction with the 24th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2012), Gdańsk, Poland; 25.06.2012; in:"Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Business/IT Alignment and Interoperability (BUSITAL 2012) held in conjunction with the 24th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2012)", Springer, (2012), S. 543 - 554.

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Abstract:


The Resource-Event-Agent (REA) ontology is a powerful and well accepted approach towards the design of accounting information systems (AIS). However, the REA notation - that is currently based on class diagrams - is not very intuitive for business experts. Accordingly, we aim at a REA domain specific modeling language that facilitates the communication between business experts and IT professionals. In previous work we defined the REA-DSL operational layer reflecting actual business events which"have occurred"or"are occurring". In this paper we extend the REA-DSL by the planning layer capturing what future events"are scheduled"or"are planned"by commitments. Now, our REA-DSL covers all basic concepts to describe a full accounting infrastructure. The REA-DSL may serve as a solid basis for generating a conceptual AIS data model - which is subject to future work.