Towards an integrated architecture model of smart manufacturing enterprises

Thijs Franck, Maria Eugenia Iacob*, Marten van Sinderen, Andreas Wombacher

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With the introduction of smart manufacturing, the scope of IT expands towards physical processes on the shop floor. Enterprise architects, software engineers and process engineers will have to work closely together to build the information systems that are connected to the shop floor and aligned with the business needs of smart manufacturers. However, it is unclear whether they have the means to do so. This research aims to provide enterprise architecture modelling support for smart manufacturers by investigating ArchiMate 3.0’s fitness for this purpose. ArchiMate 3.0 meta-model is compared to the ISA-95 standard for enterprise systems and control systems integration. Modelling patterns are introduced, along with some new modelling concepts, to compensate for deficiencies found. The patterns proposed are validated as part of a case study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Modeling and Software Design
Subtitle of host publication7th International Symposium, BMSD 2017, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsBoris Shishkov
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9783319784274
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event7th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 Jul 20175 Jul 2017
Conference number: 7

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
ISSN (Print)1865-1348


Conference7th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design
Abbreviated titleBMSD 2017


  • ArchiMate 3.0
  • Enterprise architecture
  • Industry 4.0
  • ISA-95
  • Smart manufacturing

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