Cyber-Physical Systems in an Enterprise Context: From Enterprise Model to System Configuration

  • Kurt Sandkuhl
  • Alexander Smirnov
  • Nikolay ShilovEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 228)


Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) can provide for significant benefits in different areas of human activities. However, the existing gap between methods, modelling approaches and viewpoints of the disciplines involved into CPS development creates significant difficulties for creating viable CPS solutions. In this paper we are trying to bridge this gap via linking business model and system design and configuration disciplines. It is investigated how a business model captured in an enterprise model can be used for configuring a CPS which is part of implementing the business model. The results are illustrated on an example from the transportation industry.


Cyber-Physical Systems Self-organization Self-contextualization Context variation 



The research was supported partly by projects funded by grants # 14-07-00378, # 14-07-00345, # 15-07-08092 of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research. This work was also partially financially supported by Government of Russian Federation, Grant 074-U01.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kurt Sandkuhl
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Alexander Smirnov
    • 1
    • 3
  • Nikolay Shilov
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.SPIIRASSaint PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.University of RostockRostockGermany
  3. 3.ITMO UniversitySaint PetersburgRussia
  4. 4.School of EngineeringJönköping UniversityJönköpingSweden

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