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A Systematic Literature Review on Intent-Driven Systems
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Computing, Department of Software Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0396-1993
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Computing, Department of Software Engineering.
(English)In: Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
Abstract [en]

Context: The aim of intent-driven systems is to capture stakeholders’ intents and transform these into a form that enables computer processing of the intents. Only then are different computer- based agents able to negotiate with each other on behalf of their respective stakeholders and their intents, and suggest a mutually beneficial agreement. This requires a separation of concerns between the parts of the system used to execute the stakeholder business, and the parts which are used to design the business based on stakeholder intents.

Objective: The aim is to find out which methods/techniques as well as enabling aspects, useful for an intent-driven system, that are covered by research literature.

Method: As a part of a design science study, a Systematic Literature Review is conducted.

Results: The existence of methods/techniques which can be used as building blocks to construct intent-driven systems exist in the literature. How these methods/techniques can interact with the aspects needed to enabling flexible realizations of intent-driven systems is not evident in the existing literature.

Conclusion: The synthesis shows a need for further research regarding semantic interchange of information, actor interaction in intent-driven systems, and the governance of intent-driven systems.

Keyword [en]
business intent, business support system, intent-driven system, systematic literature review
National Category
Computer Science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-15171OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-15171DiVA: diva2:1143282
Available from: 2017-09-21 Created: 2017-09-21 Last updated: 2017-09-25Bibliographically approved
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1. Towards Intent-Driven Systems
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Towards Intent-Driven Systems
2017 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Context: Software supporting an enterprise’s business, also known as a business support system, needs to support the correlation of activities between actors as well as influence the activities based on knowledge about the value networks in which the enterprise acts. This can be supported with the help of intent-driven systems. The aim of intent-driven systems is to capture stakeholders’ intents and transform these into a form that enables computer processing of them. Only then are different machine actors able to negotiate with each other on behalf of their respective stakeholders and their intents, and suggest a mutually beneficial agreement.

Objective: When building a business support system it is critical to separate the business model of the business support system itself from the business models used by the enterprise which is using the business support system. The core idea of intent-driven systems is the possibility to change behavior of the system itself, based on stakeholder intents. This requires a separation of concerns between the parts of the system used to execute the stakeholder business, and the parts which are used to design the business based on stakeholder intents. The business studio is a software that supports the realization of business models used by the enterprise by configuring the capabilities provided by the business support system. The aim is to find out how we can support the design of a business studio which is based on intent-driven systems.

Method: We are using the design science framework as our research frame- work. During our design science study we have used the following research methods: systematic literature review, case study, quasi experiment, and action research.

Results: We have produced two design artifacts as a start to be able to support the design of a business studio. These artifacts are the models and quasi-experiment in Chapter 3, and the action research in Chapter 4. The models found during the case study have proved to be a valuable artifact for the stakeholder. The results from the quasi-experiment and the action research are seen as new problem solving knowledge by the stakeholder.

Conclusion: The synthesis shows a need for further research regarding semantic interchange of information, actor interaction in intent-driven systems, and the governance of intent-driven systems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlskrona: Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, 2017. 129 p.
Series
Blekinge Institute of Technology Licentiate Dissertation Series, ISSN 1650-2140 ; 1
Keyword
business intent, business support system, intent-driven system, compositional system
National Category
Software Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-15141 (URN)978-91-7295-342-0 (ISBN)
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Professional Licentiate of Engineering Research School
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Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2017-09-22 Created: 2017-09-15 Last updated: 2017-09-22Bibliographically approved

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