Encouragement of Defining Moderate Semantics for Artifacts of Enterprise Architecture

  • Shoichi Morimoto
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 144)


Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a method for the holistic optimization of organizational resources, including enterprise strategic directions, infrastructures, and facilities of information technology. It is effective to manage enterprise resources and decision-making with documentation of the whole of enterprises. However, EA provides no notation and methodology for the documentation; it leaves the notation to discretion of each enterprise. Moreover, EA requires various artifacts for the management. These trigger off difficulty of creation and maintenance of the documentation. Therefore, we propose formal semantics of the artifacts which is not swayed by each notation and does not obstruct unfettered selection of the modeling methodology. The semantics can provide rigorous traceability of the artifacts for any notation, thus efficiency of the maintenance will improve at a tremendous rate.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Senshu UniversityKanagawaJapan

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