An ontology-based semantics for the Motivation Extension to ArchiMate

Carlos L.B. Azevedo, João Andrade Almeida, Marten J. van Sinderen, Dick Quartel, G. Guizzardi

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    Abstract

    The “motivation domain‿ of an Enterprise Architecture addresses objectives in a broad scope ranging from high-level statements expressing the goals of an enterprise to declarations of requirements on business processes, services and systems. An important development regarding the incorporation of the motivation domain in a comprehensive Enterprise Architecture modeling language is the upcoming Motivational Extension to ArchiMate (based on the ARMOR language). The extension proposes the inclusion of concepts such as concerns, assessments, goals, principles and requirements to ArchiMate. We believe that careful definition of the semantics of these concepts is required, especially when considering that the motivation domain addresses subjective aspects of the enterprise. To address that, this paper focuses on an ontology-based semantics for the Motivation Extension. We interpret the concepts by using the Unified Foundational Ontology (UFO) as a semantic domain, and, as a result, propose well-founded recommendations for improvements of the extension.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fifteenth IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2011
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages25-34
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0362-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011
    Event15th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2011 - Helsinki, Finland
    Duration: 29 Aug 20112 Sep 2011
    Conference number: 15

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    ISSN (Print)1541-7719

    Conference

    Conference15th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2011
    Abbreviated titleEDOC
    CountryFinland
    CityHelsinki
    Period29/08/112/09/11

    Keywords

    • METIS-285216
    • Goal Modelling
    • ArchiMate
    • IR-79139
    • EWI-21083
    • UFO
    • Enterprise Architecture Modelling
    • SCS-Services
    • Ontology-based Semantics

    Cite this

    Azevedo, C. L. B., Andrade Almeida, J., van Sinderen, M. J., Quartel, D., & Guizzardi, G. (2011). An ontology-based semantics for the Motivation Extension to ArchiMate. In Proceedings of the Fifteenth IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2011 (pp. 25-34). USA: IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDOC.2011.29