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Enterprise operation efficiency is seriously constrained by the inability to provide the right information, in the right place, at the right time. In spite of significant advances in technology it is still difficult to access information used or produced by different applications due to the hardware and software incompatibilities of manufacturing and information processing equipment. But it is this information and operational knowledge which makes up most of the business value of the enterprise and which enables it to compete in the marketplace. Therefore, sufficient and timely information access is a prerequisite for its efficient use in the operation of enterprises. It is the aim of the ESPRIT project AMICE to make this knowledge base available enterprise-wide. During several ESPRIT contracts the project has developed and validated CIMOSA: Open System Architecture for CIM. The CIMOSA concepts provide operation structuring based on cooperating processes. Enterprise operations are represented in terms of functionality and dynamic behaviour (control flow). Information needed and produced, as well as resources and organisational aspects relevant in the course of the operation are modelled in the process model. However, the different aspects may be viewed separately for additional structuring and detailing during the enterprise engineering process.

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Frontmatter

Introduction

Introduction

Abstract
Enterprises more than ever are facing severe competition in the global marketplace. Efficient operation and innovative management of change are essential for future survival. Heterogeneous manufacturing and information systems are of serious concern in improving the current enterprise operation. In addition, trying to meet competition and to exploit new opportunities enterprise operations have to continuously evolve, thereby creating new heterogeneities and adding to the problems of the past. To manage efficiently the evolution in enterprise operation is the major challenge for the manufacturing industry.

Management Overview

Part 1. Management Overview

Abstract
Part 1 provides a general overview of the approach adopted by the Open Systems Architecture for CIM (CIMOSA) to the challenge of enterprise integration. It indicates the current status of the work on CIMOSA being undertaken by the ESPRIT Consortium AMICE.

CIMOSA Technical Description

Part 2. CIMOSA Technical Description

Abstract
Part 2 provides a basic understanding of the Open System Architecture for CIM (CIMOSA) and its application to an enterprise. Enterprise Modelling and the Integrating Infrastructure are both presented together with System Life Cycle and Engineering and Operation Environment concepts1. The presentation is based on the current status of the work on CIMOSA being undertaken by the ESPRIT Consortium AMICE.

User Guide on Requirements Definition Model

Part 3. User Guide on Requirements Definition Model

Abstract
Part 3 provides a general user guidance for the use of the Open System Architecture for CIM (CIMOSA) in enterprise modelling. The current version is on requirements definition only. This user guide is based on the current status of the work on CIMOSA being undertaken by the ESPRIT Consortium AMICE. The examples provided are taken from a project case study carried out at Aerospatiale.

Technical Reports

Frontmatter

I. Enterprise Integration

Abstract
Enterprise Integration (EI) is a major issue for industrial enterprise operation. The enterprise internal information systems heritage and the legacy of mergers, takeovers, joint ventures, etc. make this integration very much a necessity for any enterprise to improve operation efficiency and thereby the business competitiveness in the global market.

II. CIMOSA — FBS Modelling Paradigm — Formal Representation

Abstract
The CIMOSA Function-Behaviour-Structure modelling paradigm provides a consistent modelling approach across all the modelling levels (requirements, design, implementation) of the CIMOSA Function View. The FBS paradigm provides a functional decomposition principle and defines concepts of functionality, behaviour and functional structure in the description of enterprise tasks and operations.

III. CIMOSA Implementation Description Language

— IDL — its Definition and Use
Abstract
This report presents the status of the development by AMICE of a formal language to be used for enterprise description: at the end of the modelling phase of CIMOSA, the enterprise model obtained will be written in IDL (Implementation Description Language) and the corresponding model of the enterprise will be the IDM (Implementation Description Model). This model will be executable by the CIMOSA Integrating Infrastructure. Globally, the aim is to show which technical choices have been taken and what are the main features of this first version of IDL. For that purpose, it has been found useful to have some additional sections about formal languages, to place correctly IDL. We will also emphasize in this report the relation between the Modelling Framework (MFW) and the IIS Integrating Infrastructure). There are three main issues involved here.

Backmatter

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