Enterprise Modeling with Conventions

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This paper investigates the use of modeling conventions for
enterprise models. With the help of Archi, a tool supporting the Archi-
Mate standard, we have enhanced the enterprise modeling process with
semantic modeling conventions that support assessment of enterprise
models during their design. For enterprise architects who want more
from ArchiMate than just drawing pictures, this paper proposes to use
a language and a tool, Ampersand, to impose and verify modeling conventions
in ArchiMate models. Unlike informal languages, Ampersand
allows enterprise architects to signal where an ArchiMate model violates
their own modeling conventions, so they can fix the model accordingly.
It allows enterprise architects to enhance their ArchiMate models with
semantic modeling conventions that are verified by Ampersand. This paper
contains a case study that demonstrates the approach. The authors
also share their experience with modeling with semantic conventions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Modeling and Software Design
Subtitle of host publication13th International Symposium, BMSD 2023, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 3–5, 2023, Proceedings
Editors Boris Shishkov
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783031367571
ISBN (Print)9783031367564
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2023
Event13th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - OU, Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 3 Jul 20235 Jul 2023
Conference number: 13

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Business Information Processing


Conference13th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design
Abbreviated titleBMSD 2023
Internet address


  • Modeling Convention
  • Ampersand
  • ArchiMate
  • Automated Constraint Verification
  • Enterprise Model
  • Relation Algebra


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