A Method to Capture Activity Diagrams from Ontological Model

António Gonçalves, Pedro Sousa, Marielba Zacarias
2013 Procedia Technology - Elsevier  
Activity Theory is a useful framework to capture the exclusive features of people's work. A minimum context must be known to understand a community's (i.e., group of people) work. This social and cooperative context is called an Activity and it proceeds within mediation, work division, tools, and social rules. The collective activity is linked to a common purpose i.e. the objective of the activity of which people, that participate on it, are not often aware. There are several methods of using
more » ... methods of using Activity Theory Diagrams to model individual's work however it is considered difficult to obtain useful Activity Diagram for Enterprises. This paper explains how to develop Activity Diagrams from an ontological model of an enterprise. The ontological model is described in DEMO The paper includes linking DEMO Diagrams with Activity Diagrams proposed by Engeström. The integration covers various components of a particular activity: the participants, work rules, social tools, goals, and motives. The paper uses a real case study to validate concepts
doi:10.1016/j.protcy.2013.12.062 fatcat:262wcjlrojc6xdk2o44ucih5ny