Conference Paper

A Consistent Framework for Enterprise Information System Engineering.

Harokopio Univ. of Athens
DOI: 10.1109/EDOC.2006.6 Conference: Tenth IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference (EDOC 2006), 16-20 October 2006, Hong Kong, China
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ABSTRACT System engineering is the process of defining the desired architecture of a system and exploring performance requirements, ensuring that all system components are identified and properly allocated and system resources can provide the desired performance. A consistent framework for enterprise information engineering, compatible to Zachman framework is proposed. It consists of a metamodel describing different system views and the relations between them, a corresponding methodology of discrete stages, performed by the system designer or software tools, and a UML 2.0 profile for view representation

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