Towards formalizing virtual enterprise architecture

Goel, A, Schmidt, H and Gilbert, D 2009, 'Towards formalizing virtual enterprise architecture', in Gerald Weber (ed.) Proceedings of the 13th IEEE International EDOC Conference 2009, Auckland, New Zealand, 1-4 September, 2009.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title Towards formalizing virtual enterprise architecture
Author(s) Goel, A
Schmidt, H
Gilbert, D
Year 2009
Conference name 13th IEEE International EDOC Conference 2009
Conference location Auckland, New Zealand
Conference dates 1-4 September, 2009
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 13th IEEE International EDOC Conference 2009
Editor(s) Gerald Weber
Publisher IEEE
Place of publication United States
Abstract Enterprise Architecture deals with the structure of an enterprise, relationships and interactions of its units. It provides a holistic approach to reconcile IT and Business concerns in an enterprise. Virtual Enterprises are collaborative ad-hoc alliances of multiple enterprises for a specific business opportunity. This paper looks into both the paradigms and Enterprise Architecture viewpoint of Virtual Enterprise. Service Oriented Architecture as a style of Enterprise Architecture proves to be an enabler of Virtual Enterprises at Business and Technology Levels. The three major challenges with Virtual Enterprise are flexibility, adaptability, and agility. This paper discusses Virtual Enterprise Architecture as a solution to these challenges, surveys research into formal models of Virtual Enterprise Architecture and identifies current gaps in this research.
Subjects Virtual Reality and Related Simulation
Keyword(s) Business ecosystem
Business opportunities
Current gap
Enterprise Architecture
Formal model
Holistic approach
Virtual enterprise Engineering controlled terms: Computer science
Information services
Service oriented architecture (SOA)
Software architecture
Technical presentations Engineering main heading: Virtual corporation
DOI - identifier 10.1109/EDOCW.2009.5331991
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