Formal models of virtual enterprise architecture: Motivations and approaches

Amit Goel, Heinz Schmidt, David Gilbert

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    Enterprise Architecture deals with the structure of an enterprise, relationships and interactions of its units. It provides a holistic approach to reconcile IT and Business concerns in an enterprise. Virtual Enterprises are collaborative ad-hoc alliances of multiple enterprises for a specific business opportunity. First we discuss both paradigms and then the Enterprise Architecture viewpoint of Virtual Enterprise and provide a definition of Virtual Enterprise, Enterprise Architecture and Virtual Enterprise Architecture. This paper surveys research into formal models of Virtual Enterprise Architecture (modelling languages, reference models, architecture frameworks) and identifies current gaps in this research.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
    EventPacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2010 - Taipei, Taiwan
    Duration: 9 Jul 201012 Jul 2010
    Conference number: 14th (Proceedings)


    ConferencePacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2010
    Abbreviated titlePACIS 2010
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    • Enterprise architecture
    • Formal models
    • Virtual enterprise
    • Virtual enterprise architecture
    • Virtual enterprise architecture modelling
    • Virtual enterprise modelling

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