Title: Enterprise Architecture Framework: A Case Study of Modeling and Simulation for Enterprise Architecture on Higher Education Institution
Year of Publication: 2018
Publisher: International Journal of Computer Systems (IJCS)
ISSN: 2394-1065
Series: Volume 05, Number 9, September 2018
Authors: Samar Alamri, Manal Abdullah, Adnan Albar


Samar Alamri, Manal Abdullah, Adnan Albar, "Enterprise Architecture Framework: A Case Study of Modeling and Simulation for Enterprise Architecture on Higher Education Institution", In International Journal of Computer Systems (IJCS), pp: 47-53, Volume 5, Issue 9, September 2018. BibTeX

	author = {Samar Alamri, Manal Abdullah, Adnan Albar},
	title = {Enterprise Architecture Framework: A Case Study of Modeling and Simulation for Enterprise Architecture on Higher Education Institution},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Systems (IJCS)},
	year = {2018},
	volume = {5},
	number = {9},
	pages = {47-53},
	month = {September}


Simulation is the art of using tools either physical or conceptual, or computers and software, trying to create a flicker effect. In recent years, the system has expanded to include systems modeling that rely on human factors and have a high degree of uncertainty, such as economic, social or commercial systems. These new applications make discipline in modeling and simulation a dynamic area. This paper on modeling and simulation for Deanship of Graduate Studies (DGS) at King Abdulaziz University (KAU) is meant to show how procedures and its system applications work by applying Enterprise Architecture (EA) framework. One requires an architectural framework to manage the complexity of a large institution or organization. Universities that have implemented an EA are confident that they realize considerable benefits in management, performance, and service delivery. The flexible application of EA enables a higher education institution to target the scope and objectives of the education systems. Moreover, the modelling of EA supports transformational change, especially if an institution rebrands, increase its services, or interact with new groups. Addition, some universities use enterprise framework to improve their management agility while reducing the cost of operation. For that matter, DGS at King Abdulaziz University is not an exception. The paper discusses in details the Higher Education Institute (HEI) methodology. A methodology in this regard is a series of steps that are followed in carrying out an activity. This research also addresses the popularity of EA methodology as well as the various goals and deliverables of the different stages of the methodology. The paper terminates with the performance management to measure and evaluate the performance of HEI methodology in DGS at KAU.


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Modelling and Simulation, Enterprise Architecture (EA), Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Higher Education Institution (HEI).