Scheduled System Maintenance on December 17th, 2014:
IEEE Xplore will be upgraded between 2:00 and 5:00 PM EST (18:00 - 21:00) UTC. During this time there may be intermittent impact on performance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
By Topic

A discrete event system model of business system-a systems theoretic foundation for information systems analysis. I

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Sato, R. ; Inst. of Socio-Econ. Planning, Tsukuba Univ., Ibaraki, Japan ; Praehofer, H.

A variety of information systems methodologies for information systems analysis have been proposed. Though each methodology has its own effective concepts and tools, there still does not seem to exist a rigorous model of a business system. In this paper a general model of business systems is proposed. The model describes the whole mechanism of typical routine processing of business tasks with slips and business papers. Furthermore it can be used to examine the ability and limitation of popular tools. The model proposed is called a business transaction system. It consists of both static and dynamic structures. The former depicts the interconnection of the transactions and file system in a business system. The dynamic structure is constructed as a state space representation by introducing a state space, and then the resultant dynamic system is a discrete event system. The state space consists of the file system and schedule of transactions processing. The model provides answers to some questions about the nature of information systems methodologies

Published in:

Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems and Humans, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:27 ,  Issue: 1 )