Towards an Integrated Architecture Model of Smart Manufacturing Enterprises

  • Thijs Franck
  • Maria-Eugenia Iacob
  • Marten van Sinderen
  • Andreas Wombacher
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 309)


With the introduction of smart manufacturing, the scope of IT expands towards physical processes on the shop floor. Enterprise architects, software engineers and process engineers will have to work closely together to build the information systems that are connected to the shop floor and aligned with the business needs of smart manufacturers. However, it is unclear whether they have the means to do so. This research aims to provide enterprise architecture modelling support for smart manufacturers by investigating ArchiMate 3.0’s fitness for this purpose. ArchiMate 3.0 meta-model is compared to the ISA-95 standard for enterprise systems and control systems integration. Modelling patterns are introduced, along with some new modelling concepts, to compensate for deficiencies found. The patterns proposed are validated as part of a case study.


ArchiMate 3.0 Enterprise architecture ISA-95 Smart manufacturing Industry 4.0 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thijs Franck
    • 1
  • Maria-Eugenia Iacob
    • 2
  • Marten van Sinderen
    • 2
  • Andreas Wombacher
    • 1
  1. 1.Aurelius EnterpriseAmsterdamNetherlands
  2. 2.University of TwenteEnschedeNetherlands

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