Evolution of Enterprise Architecture for Intelligent Digital Systems

  • Alfred Zimmermann
  • Rainer SchmidtEmail author
  • Dierk Jugel
  • Michael Möhring
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 385)


Intelligent systems and services are the strategic targets of many current digitalization efforts and part of massive digital transformations based on digital technologies with artificial intelligence. Digital platform architectures and ecosystems provide an essential base for intelligent digital systems. The paper raises an important question: Which development paths are induced by current innovations in the field of artificial intelligence and digitalization for enterprise architectures? Digitalization disrupts existing enterprises, technologies, and economies and promotes the architecture of cognitive and open intelligent environments. This has a strong impact on new opportunities for value creation and the development of intelligent digital systems and services. Digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, service computing, cloud computing, blockchains, big data with analysis, mobile systems, and social business network systems are essential drivers of digitalization. We investigate the development of intelligent digital systems supported by a suitable digital enterprise architecture. We present methodological advances and an evolutionary path for architectures with an integral service and value perspective to enable intelligent systems and services that effectively combine digital strategies and digital architectures with artificial intelligence.


Digitalization and digital transformation Intelligent digital systems Digital enterprise architecture Architecture and systems evolution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfred Zimmermann
    • 1
  • Rainer Schmidt
    • 2
    Email author
  • Dierk Jugel
    • 1
  • Michael Möhring
    • 2
  1. 1.Herman-Hollerith-CenterReutlingen UniversityBoeblingenGermany
  2. 2.Munich University of Applies SciencesMunichGermany

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