Enterprise Modelling

Papers and reports:

Contributions of CIMOSA to GERAM, K. Kosanke, F.B. Vernadat

This paper discusses in which way CIMOSA fulfils the GERAM (Generalised Enterprise Reference Architecture and Methodologies) requirements, as defined by the IFAC/IFIP Task Force on Architectures for Enterprise Integration.

CIMOSA is an open systems architecture for CIM developed by the ESPRIT Consortium AMICE. It is based on a three stage , process-based enterprise modelling approach, partly covering the enterprise life cycle. It covers functional/behavioural, information, resource and organisation aspects of an integrated enterprise at various modelling levels. It structures CIM systems as sets of distributed, co-operative agents (called functional entities) linked by an integrating infrastructure to timely execute the many concurrent business processes of manufacturing enterprises.

Proc. IFAC World Congress 96, San Francisco, June 30-July 5, 1996, Vol. B, pp 133-138


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