Co-designing Models for Enterprises and Information Systems – A Case for Language Integration

  • Peter Rittgen

To achieve a close alignment of information systems and enterprises their designs have to be interwoven to a mutually supportive pattern. This requires compatible languages for expressing the designs. We suggest a framework for integrating two hitherto distinct languages specialized for the respective domain, UML and SIMM. With the help of a case study we demonstrate that this integration does indeed support the co-design of an enterprise model and an information systems model.


Action Object Activity Diagram Interaction Graph Soft System Methodology Enterprise Model 


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  • Peter Rittgen
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  1. 1.University College of BoråsSweden

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