Model integration - IDEF0 diagram
This IDEF0 diagram sample was created on the base of the figure from the website of the Engineering Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). [mel.nist.gov/msidlibrary/doc/kc_morris/gsa-final_files/image017.gif]
"Model integration is the technology that binds disparate modelling efforts together with the aim to produce a more representative, and therefore more accurate, simulation of the target system. ...
The concept of model integration is central to all systems modelling communities. In complex systems research, where the modelling community often employs a sizeable variety of modelling methodologies, the need for such a model integration technology is vital to understanding the very systems they endeavour to understand." [scs.org/magazines/2011-01/index_file/Files/Patel_ED(2).pdf]
The IDEF0 diagram example "Model integration" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the IDEF0 Diagrams solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.