CIMOSA is an open system architecture for Enterprise Integration (EI), and especially for integration in manufacturing. The architecture comprises an Enterprise Modelling Framework, an Integrating Infrastructure and a System Life Cycle. This contribution presents the modelling languages used in the Enterprise Modelling Framework. The CIMOSA languages are based on an event-driven process-based model and cover functional, information, resource and organisational aspects of an enterprise (including a workflow language for specifying enterprise behaviour). They can be used at various modelling levels along the system life cycle, including requirements definition, design specification and implementation description. Principles of these languages have influenced standardisation work in the field (CEN and ISO) as well as the development of commercial tools for business process modelling and analysis.


Business Process Enterprise Architecture Customer Order Object View Functional Entity 
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