Towards formalizing virtual enterprise architecture

Amit Goel, Heinz Schmidt, David Gilbert

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Abstract

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. This paper looks into both the paradigms and Enterprise Architecture viewpoint of Virtual Enterprise. Service Oriented Architecture as a style of Enterprise Architecture proves to be an enabler of Virtual Enterprises at Business and Technology Levels. The three major challenges with Virtual Enterprise are flexibility, adaptability, and agility. This paper discusses Virtual Enterprise Architecture as a solution to these challenges, surveys research into formal models of Virtual Enterprise Architecture and identifies current gaps in this research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 13th Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference Workshops, EDOCW - Proceedings of the IEEE EDOC 2009 Workshops and Short Papers
Pages238-242
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 13th Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference Workshops, EDOCW - IEEE EDOC 2009 Workshops and Short Papers - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 1 Sep 20094 Sep 2009

Conference

Conference2009 13th Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference Workshops, EDOCW - IEEE EDOC 2009 Workshops and Short Papers
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period1/09/094/09/09

Keywords

  • Enterprise architecture
  • Virtual business ecosystem
  • Virtual enterprise

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