Integration Definition for Function Modeling (IDEF0)

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Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS PUBS) are issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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This publication announces the adoption of the Integration Definition Function Modeling (IDEF0) as a Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS). This standard is based on the Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories Integrated Computer- Aided Manufacturing (ICAM) Architecture, Part II, Volume IV - Function Modeling Manual (IDEF0), June 1981.

This standard describes the IDEF0 modeling language (semantics and syntax), and associated rules and techniques, for developing structured graphical representations of a system or enterprise. Use of this standard permits the construction of models comprising system functions (activities, actions, processes, operations), functional relationships, and data (information or objects) that support systems integration.

This standard is the reference authority for use by system or enterprise modelers required to utilize the IDEF0 modeling technique, by implementors in developing tools for implementing this technique, and by other computer professionals in understanding the precise syntactic and semantic rules of the standard

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