NTIS - FIPS PUB 183
INTEGRATION DEFINITION FOR FUNCTION MODELING (IDEFO)
|Publication Date:||21 December 1993|
This standard describes the modeling language (syntax and semantics) which supports the IDEF0 technique for developing structured graphical representations of a system or subject area. Use of this standard permits the construction of IDEF0 models comprising system functions (actions, processes, operations), functional relationships, and the data and objects that support systems analysis and design, enterprise analysis, and business process re-engineering.
This document provides three normative sections, Sections 1, 2 and 3, which define the language that supports IDEF0 modeling. This section, Section 1, provides an overview of the document. Section 2 defines the key terms used in the normative sections. Section 3 defines the syntax and semantics of the language.
In addition to the three normative sections, this document also provides four informative annexes. Annex A discusses the concepts that underlie IDEF0. Annex B provides guidelines for creating, interpreting and gathering data for IDEF0 diagrams. Annex C describes structured team-oriented procedures (including forms) for IDEF0 model review and validation. Annex D defines the key terms used in the annexes.
This standard covers IDEF0 as defined by the U.S. Air Force Integrated Computer-Aided Manufacturing (ICAM) Function Modeling Manual (IDEF0), June 1981, and commonly practiced by many IDEF users since then.