RM- ODP stands for Reference Model of Open Distributed Processing. This is described since 1996 in the ISO standard ISO / IEC 10746, which has a meta-model for the description of information systems to the object. RM- ODP defines the concepts that need to be described by ODP Specification Languages ​​.


RM- ODP is tailored to object-based systems, but can also be used for other types of systems. It was necessary, as the Zachman Framework can not be readily used for object-based architectures.

There are five views of the generic system.


Since RM- ODP is kept very generic, it can be instantiated to the 4 1 view model and the Object Management Architecture.


The ISO / IEC 10746 Information technology - Open Distributed Processing systems - Reference model is divided into four parts: