Concepts for Comparison in Models to Support Decision Making

E.E. Roubtsova*, R. Bosua

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The cognitive basis of any decision making process is a comparison. This paper presents evidence from two distinct cases showing that decision making is facilitated by selecting specific sets of business concepts for comparison.
The first case illustrates modelling of a new business process that does not exist yet. In this case, the concept for comparison is found outside the modelled business system. The second case presents an improvement of an existing business process, where the concepts for comparison are found inside the model of the existing system and compared with the concepts used in the model of the modified system. These cases identify two ways of selecting concepts for comparison that help to make the key decision to implement or not implement a proposed system model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Modeling and Software Design
Subtitle of host publication10th International Symposium, BMSD 2020, Berlin, Germany, July 6-8, 2020, Proceedings
EditorsBoris Shishkov
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783030523060
ISBN (Print)9783030523053
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event10th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design
- Germany, Potsdam, Germany
Duration: 6 Jul 20208 Jul 2020
Conference number: 10

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Business Information Processing


Conference10th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design
Abbreviated titleBMSD 2020
Internet address


  • Concepts for comparison
  • Conceptual model
  • Decisions on models
  • Enterprise model
  • Purpose of Modelling
  • Purpose of modelling


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