Semantic Relations of Sub-Models in an Enterprise Model

E.E. Roubtsova, Sefanja Severin

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Enterprise modeling is a set of tools, methods and practices for an aligned development of business, functional, organizational and technical aspects of an enterprise. Therefore, an enterprise model is always a set of sub-models of different semantics.
In order to form a consistent enterprise model, its sub-models should be aligned to each other. The practice of modeling shows the difficulties in design of an aligned set of sub-models of an enterprise model.
In this paper we present a review of enterprise modeling approaches aiming to find the reasons of difficulties. Our review shows that enterprise modeling approaches not sufficiently use the semantic relations of sub-models for building an enterprise model. This paper identifies and formalizes the semantic relations of sub-models and suggests to use them as constraints directing the design of aligned sub-models. The constraints imposed by sub-models of the enterprise model to each other are illustrated with a case study in ArchiMate.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Modeling and Software Design - 12th International Symposium, BMSD 2022, Proceedings
EditorsBoris Shishkov
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Nature Switzerland AG
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-11510-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-11509-7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022
Event12th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Fribourg, Switzerland
Duration: 27 Jun 202229 Jun 2022
Conference number: 12

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Business Information Processing


Conference12th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design
Abbreviated titleBMSD 2022
Internet address


  • ArchiMate
  • Enterprise Modeling
  • Model Consistency
  • Semantic Relations of Sub-Models
  • Sub-Models
  • Sub-Models Alignment
  • Sub-models alignment
  • Concept sub-model
  • Semantic relations of sub-models
  • Process sub-model
  • Enterprise modeling
  • Sub-models
  • Goal sub-model
  • Model consistency


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