Attached is a presentation on the CC EA given to the
Industry Advisory Consortium (IAC) Enterprise Architecture (EA) Shared Interest
Group (SIG) in August 05. It provides an illustration of how
MOF/MDA/Ontologies are being applied by our project.
It shows the CC EA approach in its use of MDA, MOF, Ontology/OWL,
with a generalized enterprise management (GEM) upper ontology.
The CC EA framework, a superset of the OMB FEA (slides 4-6) and
DoDAF (slide 18) and Zachman Framework, is implemented as an ontology, as
a subset of a larger upper ontology (slides 7-10) for enterprise management
The documentation of the architecture uses a four-layer
metamodel (slides 13-15) equivalent to the Model Driven Architecture, with EA
technology and a generalized object model documented in the M3 layer, the EM
metaschema (i.e., reference catalogs) and methodology documented in the
M2 layer, the FEB CC EA-specific metaschema and tailored FEA and DoDAF subsets
for the diverse EA of the FEB Departments/Agencies are documented in the M1
layer, with the actual EA and EM content at the M0 layer.
The MOF and OWL relevance is shown in slide 16, where MOF
capabilities are used to build a single model repository for IT management (i.e.,
via CIM), Data Management (i.e., via CWM), Application Development (i.e., via UML/XMI),
process management using SPEM/BPM-BPEL/WSDL/OWL-S, and knowledge management
(including EA) via OWL.