Multi-perspective Digitization Architecture for the Internet of Things

  • Alfred ZimmermannEmail author
  • Rainer Schmidt
  • Kurt Sandkuhl
  • Dierk Jugel
  • Justus Bogner
  • Michael Möhring
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 263)


Social networks, smart portable devices, Internet of Things (IoT) on base of technologies like analytics for big data and cloud services are emerging to support flexible connected products and agile services as the new wave of digital transformation. Biological metaphors of living and adaptable ecosystems with service-oriented enterprise architectures provide the foundation for self-optimizing and resilient run-time environments for intelligent business services and related distributed information systems. We are extending Enterprise Architecture (EA) with mechanisms for flexible adaptation and evolution of information systems having distributed IoT and other micro-granular digital architecture to support next digitization products, services, and processes. Our aim is to support flexibility and agile transformation for both IT and business capabilities through adaptive digital enterprise architectures. The present research paper investigates additionally decision mechanisms in the context of multi-perspective explorations of enterprise services and Internet of Things architectures by extending original enterprise architecture reference models with state of art elements for architectural engineering and digitization.


Digital transformation Internet of Things Digitization architecture Multi-perspective adaptable enterprise architecture Decision support 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfred Zimmermann
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rainer Schmidt
    • 2
  • Kurt Sandkuhl
    • 3
  • Dierk Jugel
    • 1
    • 3
  • Justus Bogner
    • 1
    • 4
  • Michael Möhring
    • 2
  1. 1.Herman Hollerith CenterReutlingen UniversityReutlingenGermany
  2. 2.Munich UniversityMunichGermany
  3. 3.University of RostockRostockGermany
  4. 4.Hewlett Packard EnterpriseBöblingenGermany

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