Business Process Design from Virtual Organization Intentional Models
Virtual Organizations (VO) have emerged as a new type of inter-organizational relationship for dealing with emerging challenges. The information system support for a VO poses new challenges to system design. Recent works define three levels of abstraction, namely an intentional level, an organizational level, and an operational level. For such a staged design, it is fundamental that artifacts defined on the different layers are consistent with each other. The authors address this problem based on a transformation approach. They illustrate the transformation from the intentional level towards the organizational level based on the 360 degree VisiOn and the BPMN process modeling language.