Domain design principles for managing complexity in conceptual modeling

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Kaul, Mala
Storey, Veda C.
Woo, Carson
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Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
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Complexity is a problem that can be found in many aspects of research that deals with design. In particular, complexity is found in various business processes that must be modeled and represented in a meaningful way. One of the ways to address complexity is by using decomposition, for which a number of decomposition principles have been proposed. However, there are two domain specific areas in which these principles are lacking: the scope and the context of the problem. This research addresses this problem by deriving two new principles for managing complexity, and evaluates the proposed principles through an example case to illustrate their potential use.
Complexity , Design , Scope , Context , Conceptual modeling , Business process management , Decomposition principles , Domain design principles
Kaul, M., Storey, V., Woo, C. 2017. 'Domain Design Principles for Managing Complexity in Conceptual Modeling'. In: Maedche, A., vom Brocke, J., Hevner, A. (eds.) Designing the Digital Transformation: DESRIST 2017 Research in Progress Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology. Karlsruhe, Germany. 30 May - 1 Jun. Karslruhe: Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), pp. 1-10