From the Essence of an Enterprise Towards Enterprise Ontology Patterns
In this paper we partially present an initial version of a Formal Enterprise Ontology Pattern Language, which has been developed to support conceptual enterprise modeling and a subsequent construction of different design and implementation artifacts. The proposed enterprise ontology patterns address problems related to the correlated modeling of both the intersubjective world and the production world of an enterprise, as well as the effective conjunction of the domain knowledge and the operational knowledge of an enterprise. The proposed language builds on a synthesis of the Unified Foundational Ontology (UFO) and the DEMO Enterprise Ontology. We also demonstrate how the pattern language was applied to the domain-specific enterprise modeling.