Bridging the IT and OT worlds using an extensible modeling language

Paola Lara Machado, Mario Sánchez, Jorge Villalobos

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Abstract

Enterprise Modeling is used to analyze and improve IT, as well as to make IT more suitable to the needs of the business. However, asset intensive organizations have an ample set of operational technologies (OT) that Enterprise Modeling does not account for. When trying to model such enterprises, there is no accurate form of showing components that belong to the world of OT nor is there a way to bridge the division between OT and IT. Existing languages fall short due to their limited focus that does not consider modeling operational technologies and even less relating them to the IT and Business dimensions. To address these issues, in this paper we present a new modeling language which extends Archi Mate. This language proposes a set of core elements for modeling OT components, based on existing OT standards and ontologies, and makes it possible to associate these components to business and IT elements. Introducing this language makes it possible to apply existing modeling and analysis techniques from Enterprise Modeling in settings that cover Business, OT and IT.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConceptual Modeling - 35th International Conference, ER 2016, Proceedings
EditorsIsabelle Comyn-Wattiau, Il-Yeol Song, Shuichiro Yamamoto, Motoshi Saeki, Katsumi Tanaka
PublisherSpringer
Pages122-129
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319463964
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event35th International Conference on Conceptual Modelling, ER 2016 held in conjunction with Workshops on AHA, MoBiD, MORE-BI, MReBA, QMMQ, SCME and WM2SP, 2016 - Gifu, Japan
Duration: 14 Nov 201617 Nov 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9974 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference35th International Conference on Conceptual Modelling, ER 2016 held in conjunction with Workshops on AHA, MoBiD, MORE-BI, MReBA, QMMQ, SCME and WM2SP, 2016
CountryJapan
CityGifu
Period14/11/1617/11/16

Keywords

  • Archimate
  • Modeling language
  • Operational Technology

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