Ontology for Semi-Automatic Configuration of Value Networks


  • Jefferson da Silva Reis Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-Árido (UFERSA)
  • Patrício de Alencar Silva Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-Árido (UFERSA)
  • Angélica Félix de Castro Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-Árido (UFERSA)




Design Science, Enterprise Ontology, Value Network Modeling


This paper describes an ontology for leveraging value networks modeling. Currently, this modeling technique demands substantial tacit knowledge from a business analyst, which could be represented in a machine-reasonable language to enable knowledge management in an agile enterprise. The ontology is based on concepts of Multiple Agency Theory, Enterprise Ontology, Value Network Modeling and Speech Acts Theory, supporting semiautomatic configuration of value network models. The utility of the ontology is evaluated by means of three scenarios of real-world case studies. Case analysis was based on an observational case study protocol adapted from Design Science.


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Reis, J. da S., Silva, P. de A., & de Castro, A. F. (2020). Ontology for Semi-Automatic Configuration of Value Networks. ISys - Brazilian Journal of Information Systems, 13(1), 77–113. https://doi.org/10.5753/isys.2020.535



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