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Ontology Based Linkage Between Enterprise Architecture, Processes, and Time

  • Marite Kirikova
  • Ludmila Penicina
  • Andrejs Gaidukovs
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 539)


In an highly dynamic social and business environment time becomes one of the most treasured recourses of companies and individuals. However, there are no many research works devoted to explicit analysis of time issues. Therefore, despite of a large number of enterprise and business process representation and analysis tools, it is still impossible to address time to full extent in systems modeling and analysis. This paper proposes linkage between enterprise architecture, process, and time models to promote development of methods for managing time issues in systems development, maintenance and change management. The linkage roots in Bunge’s systems ontology and concerns time ontology edited by Hobbs and Pan.


Upper ontology Enterprise architecture Business process Time ontology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marite Kirikova
    • 1
  • Ludmila Penicina
    • 1
  • Andrejs Gaidukovs
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Applied Computer SystemsRiga Technical UniversityRigaLatvia

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