The paper addresses several unresolved classical questions about enterprise reference architectures. These questions are discussed in light of current developments in ITC, such as interoperability, component-based software, and configurable software. The discussion leads to four new areas of research, viz.: 1) how can extemal services be modelled? 2) how can man-machine systems be modelled? 3) what is the appropriate level of being generic? and 4) how can distribution of data applications and hardware be mode lied?
|Title of host publication||Enterprise engineering and integration: Building international consensus|
|Editors||K. Kosanke, J.G. Nell|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|