Accession Number:

ADA465891

Title:

MACCIS 2.0 - An Architecture Description Framework for Technical Infostructures and Their Enterprise Environment

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper with briefing charts

Corporate Author:

SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH (SINTEF) OSLO (NORWAY)

Report Date:

2004-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

This paper presents the MACCIS 2.0 framework. MACCIS is an architecture description framework that defines architectural artefacts that are used to describe technical information infrastructures infostructures and their enterprise environment. The MACCIS framework has been developed for the Norwegian Defense Logistics Organization NDLO and its intended use is to describe the architectures of C2IS systems and their C2 environments. MACCIS 2.0 is a framework that is built on standards and experiences from more than five years of framework development and use. The framework contains two parts with different foci MACCIS 2.0 Infostructure Edition M2IE is concerned with descriptions of technical infostructures, while MACCIS 2.0 Enterprise Edition M2EE is concerned with descriptions of the enterprise environment of the infostructures. In addition to identifying architectural artefacts, MACCIS also contains guidelines for how to produce and document the architectural artefacts. The UML modelling language with standard extensions mechanisms is used to define the notation for the architecture descriptions. This paper also summarizes some of the experiences that have been made using MACCIS in projects within the NDLO.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems
  • Military Intelligence
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE