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Architecting the Future: A Model for Enterprise Integration in the Metaverse

Year 2023, Volume: 3 Issue: 2, 190 - 199, 31.12.2023
https://doi.org/10.57019/jmv.1355500

Abstract

Although it has a history that goes back about three decades, Metaverse has grown to be one of the most talked-about subjects today. Metaverse gradually increased its influence in the realm of business discourse after initially being restricted to discussions about entertainment. Before getting deep into the Metaverse, it should be noted that failure and deviating from the business path are highly likely for an enterprise that relies heavily on information technology (IT) because of improper use and thinking about IT. The idea of enterprise architecture (EA) emerged as a management strategy to address this issue. As the first school of thought of EA, it sought to transform IT from an unnecessary burden in an enterprise to a guiding and supporting force. Then an extended EA model is suggested as a result of the attempt made in this paper to use the idea of EA to steer virtual enterprises on Metaverse-based platforms. Finally, to evaluate the conceptual model and demonstrate that the Metaverse can support businesses, three case studies—Decentraland, Battle Infinity, and Rooom—were utilized.

References

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  • Hacks, S., Lichter, H. (2018) “A Probabilistic Enterprise Architecture Model Evolution,” in 2018 IEEE 22nd International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference (EDOC), Stockholm, Oct. 2018, pp. 51–57. doi: 10.1109/EDOC.2018.00017.
  • Zimmermann, A., Schmidt, R., Sandkuhl, K., Jugel, D., Bogner, J., Mohring, M. (2018). “Evolution of Enterprise Architecture for Digital Transformation,” in 2018 IEEE 22nd International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Workshop (EDOCW), Stockholm, pp. 87–96. doi: 10.1109/EDOCW.2018.00023.
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  • Wang, Y., Su, Z., Zhang, N., Xing, R., Liu, D., Luan, T. H., & Shen, X. (2022). A survey on metaverse: Fundamentals, security, and privacy. IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials., vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 319–352, 2023, doi: 10.1109/COMST.2022.3202047.
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  • Kshetri, N. (2023) “The Economics of the Industrial Metaverse,” IT Prof., vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 84–88, doi: 10.1109/MITP.2023.3236494.
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  • Oberhauser, R., Baehre, M., Sousa, P. (2022) “VR-EA+TCK: Visualizing Enterprise Architecture, Content, and Knowledge in Virtual Reality,” in Business Modeling and Software Design, B. Shishkov, Ed., in Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol. 453. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 122–140. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-11510-3_8.
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  • Kuru, K. (2023) “MetaOmniCity: Toward Immersive Urban Metaverse Cyberspaces Using Smart City Digital Twins,” IEEE Access, vol. 11, pp. 43844–43868, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2023.3272890.
  • Huynh-The, T., Pham, Q. V., Pham, X. Q., Nguyen, T. T., Han, Z., & Kim, D. S. (2023). Artificial intelligence for the metaverse: A survey. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 117, 105581.
  • Deloitte (2023) “The traveler’s guide to unlocking the value of metaverse in government,” Deloitte Insights. https://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/insights/industry/public-sector/metaverse-technologies-public-and-government.html (accessed Aug. 25, 2023).
  • Oberhauser, R., Pogolski, C. (2019) “VR-EA: Virtual Reality Visualization of Enterprise Architecture Models with ArchiMate and BPMN,” in Business Modeling and Software Design, B. Shishkov, Ed., in Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol. 356. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 170–187. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-24854-3_11.

Architecting the Future: A Model for Enterprise Integration in the Metaverse

Year 2023, Volume: 3 Issue: 2, 190 - 199, 31.12.2023
https://doi.org/10.57019/jmv.1355500

Abstract

Although it has a history that goes back about three decades, Metaverse has grown to be one of the most talked-about subjects today. Metaverse gradually increased its influence in the realm of business discourse after initially being restricted to discussions about entertainment. Before getting deep into the Metaverse, it should be noted that failure and deviating from the business path are highly likely for an enterprise that relies heavily on information technology (IT) because of improper use and thinking about IT. The idea of enterprise architecture (EA) emerged as a management strategy to address this issue. As the first school of thought of EA, it sought to transform IT from an unnecessary burden in an enterprise to a guiding and supporting force. Then an extended EA model is suggested as a result of the attempt made in this paper to use the idea of EA to steer virtual enterprises on Metaverse-based platforms. Finally, to evaluate the conceptual model and demonstrate that the Metaverse can support businesses, three case studies—Decentraland, Battle Infinity, and Rooom—were utilized.

References

  • Musukutwa, S.C. (2022). SAP Enterprise Architecture: A Blueprint for Executing Digital Transformation. Berkeley, CA: Apress. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4842-8575-6.
  • Hacks, S., Lichter, H. (2018) “A Probabilistic Enterprise Architecture Model Evolution,” in 2018 IEEE 22nd International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference (EDOC), Stockholm, Oct. 2018, pp. 51–57. doi: 10.1109/EDOC.2018.00017.
  • Zimmermann, A., Schmidt, R., Sandkuhl, K., Jugel, D., Bogner, J., Mohring, M. (2018). “Evolution of Enterprise Architecture for Digital Transformation,” in 2018 IEEE 22nd International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Workshop (EDOCW), Stockholm, pp. 87–96. doi: 10.1109/EDOCW.2018.00023.
  • Huang, S., Wang, B., Li, X., Zheng, P., Mourtzis, D., Wang, L. (2022). “Industry 5.0 and Society 5.0—Comparison, complementation and co-evolution,” J. Manuf. Syst., vol. 64, pp. 424–428, doi: 10.1016/j.jmsy.2022.07.010.
  • Wang, Y., Su, Z., Zhang, N., Xing, R., Liu, D., Luan, T. H., & Shen, X. (2022). A survey on metaverse: Fundamentals, security, and privacy. IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials., vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 319–352, 2023, doi: 10.1109/COMST.2022.3202047.
  • Deloitte (2022). “The Metaverse Overview: Vision, Technology, and Tactics.”.
  • Ball, M. (2021) “Framework for the Metaverse: The Metaverse Primer.”.
  • Lapalme, J. (2012) “Three Schools of Thought on Enterprise Architecture,” IT Prof., vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 37–43, doi: 10.1109/MITP.2011.109.
  • Latief, F. (2020) “Impact Practice Empirical Process Study to Explore the Mechanisms in Architecturally Hierarchical Systems Managing Innovation,” Open Science Framework, preprint. doi: 10.31219/osf.io/y94q7.
  • Alonso, I. A., Verdún, J. C., Caro, E. T. (2010) “The IT implicated within the enterprise architecture model: Analysis of architecture models and focus IT architecture domain,” in 2010 IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA), pp. 1–5. doi: 10.1109/SOCA.2010.5707174.
  • “Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework Version 2.” Jan. 29, 2013.
  • Radoff, J. (2023) “The Metaverse Value-Chain. Trillions of dollars are pouring into… | Building the Metaverse | Medium.” https://medium.com/building-the-metaverse/the-metaverse-value-chain-afcf9e09e3a7 (accessed Jul. 31, 2023).
  • Lee, J., Kundu, P. (2022) “Integrated cyber-physical systems and industrial metaverse for remote manufacturing,” Manuf. Lett., vol. 34, pp. 12–15, doi: 10.1016/j.mfglet.2022.08.012.
  • Kshetri, N. (2023) “The Economics of the Industrial Metaverse,” IT Prof., vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 84–88, doi: 10.1109/MITP.2023.3236494.
  • Bian, Y., Leng, J., Zhao, J. L. (2022) “Demystifying Metaverse as a New Paradigm of Enterprise Digitization,” in Big Data – BigData 2021, J. Wei and L.-J. Zhang, Eds., in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 12988. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 109–119. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-96282-1_8.
  • Dulishkovych, O., Lipyanina, H., Sachenko, O., Lendyuk, T., Osolinskiy, O., & Kit, I. (2021). Business process management of virtual enterprise based on augmented reality. in CEUR Workshop, Slavsko, Lviv region, Ukraine.
  • Oberhauser, R., Baehre, M., Sousa, P. (2022) “VR-EA+TCK: Visualizing Enterprise Architecture, Content, and Knowledge in Virtual Reality,” in Business Modeling and Software Design, B. Shishkov, Ed., in Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol. 453. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 122–140. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-11510-3_8.
  • Kangilaski, T. (2010) “Enterprise Architecture management in Virtual Organization,” in 2010 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, pp. 1032–1037. doi: 10.1109/ICIT.2010.5472555.
  • Deloitte (2023) “The Metaverse and its Potential for the United States.” Deloitte LLP, 2023.
  • Mager, S., & Matheson, B. (2023). Rising Technologies for Marketers to Watch. Deloitte Insights.
  • Deloitte Insights (2023) “Trend 1 Through the glass: Immersive internet for the enterprise.” Tech Trends 2023.
  • n.d., “Metaverse Comes to Santa Monica with FlickPlay - dot.LA.” https://dot.la/santa-monica-metaverse-2656021933.html (accessed Aug. 25, 2023).
  • Kuru, K. (2023) “MetaOmniCity: Toward Immersive Urban Metaverse Cyberspaces Using Smart City Digital Twins,” IEEE Access, vol. 11, pp. 43844–43868, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2023.3272890.
  • Huynh-The, T., Pham, Q. V., Pham, X. Q., Nguyen, T. T., Han, Z., & Kim, D. S. (2023). Artificial intelligence for the metaverse: A survey. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 117, 105581.
  • Deloitte (2023) “The traveler’s guide to unlocking the value of metaverse in government,” Deloitte Insights. https://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/insights/industry/public-sector/metaverse-technologies-public-and-government.html (accessed Aug. 25, 2023).
  • Oberhauser, R., Pogolski, C. (2019) “VR-EA: Virtual Reality Visualization of Enterprise Architecture Models with ArchiMate and BPMN,” in Business Modeling and Software Design, B. Shishkov, Ed., in Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol. 356. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 170–187. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-24854-3_11.

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Primary Language English
Subjects Information Systems (Other)
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Amirmohammad NATEGHİ 0009-0004-9628-4446

Maedeh MOSHARRAF 0000-0002-6837-7512

Early Pub Date October 29, 2023
Publication Date December 31, 2023
Submission Date September 5, 2023
Published in Issue Year 2023 Volume: 3 Issue: 2

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APA NATEGHİ, A., & MOSHARRAF, M. (2023). Architecting the Future: A Model for Enterprise Integration in the Metaverse. Journal of Metaverse, 3(2), 190-199. https://doi.org/10.57019/jmv.1355500

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