Design science: a case study in information systems re-engineering

Valverde, Raul and Toleman, Mark and Cater-Steel, Aileen (2009) Design science: a case study in information systems re-engineering. In: Information systems research methods, epistemology, and applications. Information Science Reference (IGI Global), Hershey PA, USA, pp. 210-222. ISBN 978-1-60566-040-0

Abstract

Recently, many organisations have become aware of the limitations of their legacy systems to adapt to new technical requirements. Trends towards e-commerce applications, platform independence, reusability of pre-built components, capacity for reconfiguration and higher reliability have contributed to the need to update current systems. Consequently, legacy systems need to be re-engineered into new component-based systems. This chapter shows the use of the design science approach in information systems re-engineering research. In this study, design science and the Bunge-Wand-Weber (BWW) model are used as the main research frameworks to build and evaluate conceptual models generated by the component-based and traditional approaches in re-engineering a legacy system into a component-based information system. The objective of this evaluation is to verify that the re-engineered component-based model is capable of representing the same business requirements as the legacy system.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 12. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. See the Website location above for details. Print copy held in USQ Library at call no. 658.4038 Inf.
Depositing User: Dr Aileen Cater-Steel
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2008 05:03
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: design science; re-engineering; Bunge-Wand-Weber model; component-based systems
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080603 Conceptual Modelling
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080608 Information Systems Development Methodologies
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080309 Software Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4652

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