"Business Rules In Mapping"
MAY 22, 2002
of a Working Group on "Dynamic Information Integration"
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Invitation-only. 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
As a result
of a series of programs last fall, the Center is hosting a Working
Group session during winter and spring 2002 on "Dynamic Information
Integration." A group of 10-12 continuing participants will
analyze and discuss various aspects of dynamic information integration
over the next several months, including:
role and importance of explicit models
to achieve a working feedback loop
technologies and components
THIRD WORKING GROUP SESSION
The third Working Group session on May 22 will focus on "Business
Rules in Mapping." When integrating systems and data, mapping
between taxonomies often becomes necessary. However, in some cases
a static mapping of objects in one taxonomy to objects in another
taxonomy is not sufficient. Rather, the case is that business rules
have to be applied during mapping. The following illustrates this
situation. A credit check is offered as a Web Service and requires
the DUNS number and credit amount as input parameters. An ERP system
with its own way of numbering customers will be calling the credit
check service. A mapping between the customer ID of the ERP system
and the DUNS number thus becomes necessary. But this simple, static
mapping may not be enough. For example, agreements may exist that
a parent company takes over payment responsibilities for certain
subsidiaries or different forms of bank guarantees are in place,
complicating the necessary mapping.
questions -- among others -- will be discussed over wine and light
there a need for a generic solution to combine data mapping with
business rules? In what sort of situations is this needed?
systematic approaches to this problem exist?
can rules be generated and maintained efficiently?
Working Group session is invitation-only. If you have an interest
in participating in this session and represent either academia or
an enduser company dealing with such issues, send your name, company,
bio, email, and telephone number to:
Senior Director, Client Services
Silicon Valley World Internet Center