6th Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research (TEAR 2011) Workshop | EDOC 2011

6th Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research (TEAR 2011) Workshop

The TEAR workshop is organized in conjunction with the Fifteenth IEEE International EDOC Conference (EDOC 2011), "The Enterprise Computing Conference", 29th August - 2nd September 2011 in Helsinki, Finland. http://edocconference.org/



The international TEAR workshop series brings together EA researchers from different research communities and provides a forum to present EA research results and to discuss future EA research directions.

The field of Enterprise Architecture (EA) has gained considerable attention over the last of years. The understanding of the term Enterprise Architecture is diverse in both practitioner and scientific communities. Regarding the term architecture most agree on the ANSI/IEEE Standard 1471-2000, where architecture is defined as the “fundamental organization of a system, embodied in its components, their relationships to each other and the environment, and the principles governing its design and evolution”. For Enterprise Architecture the focus is on the overall enterprise. In contrast to traditional architecture management approaches such as IT architecture, software architecture or IS architecture, EA explicitly incorporates “pure” business-related artifacts in addition to traditional IS/IT artifacts. 

EA is important because organisations need to adapt increasingly fast to changing customer requirements and business goals. This need influences the entire chain of activities of an enterprise, from business processes to IT support. Moreover, a change in a particular architecture may influence other architectures. For example, when a new product is introduced, business processes for production, sales and after-sales need to be adapted. It might be necessary to change applications, or even adapt the IT infrastructure. Each of these fields will have its own architectures. To keep the enterprise architecture coherent and aligned with the business goals, the relations between these different architectures must be explicit, and a change should be carried through methodically in all architectures.

In previous years the emergence of service oriented design paradigms (e.g. Service-oriented Architecture, SoA) contributed to the relevance of EA. The need to design business services and IT services and align them forced companies to pay more attention to business architectures. The growing complexity of existing application landscapes lead to increased attention to application architectures at the same time. To better align business and IS architectures a number of major companies started to establish EA efforts after introducing the service-oriented architecture style.

Until recently, practitioners, consulting firms and tool vendors have been leading in the development of the EA discipline. Research on EA has been taking place in relatively isolated communities. The main objective of this workshop series is to bring these different communities of EA researchers together and to identify future directions for EA research with special focus on service oriented paradigms. An important question in that respect is what EA researchers should do, as opposed to EA practitioners.


The TEAR 2011 workshop will be held on the 29th of August, as part of the 15th IEEE International EDOC 2011 Conference  in Helsinki, Finland from the 29th of August until the 2nd of September 2011.


The proceedings will be published as an IEEE proceedings in line the tradition of the EDOC conferences. Moreover, the authors of the best  papers will be invited to submit enhanced versions of their work for a special issue on Enterprise Architecture Research of the International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design (IJISMD).

Call for Papers

A PDF version of the call for papers is available.


Workshop co-chairs

  • Joao Paulo Almeida,Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
  • Chair: Florian Matthes, Technische Universität München, Germany
  • Erik Proper, Public Research Centre - Henri Tudor, Luxembourg

Steering committee

  • Stephan Aier / Robert Winter, University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Mathias Ekstedt, Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden 
  • Marc M. Lankhorst, Novay Enschede, The Netherlands 
  • Marten Schönherr, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Berlin, Germany
  • Raymond Slot, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences


Papers should describe innovative and significant original research relevant to TEAR as described in the topics section. Papers submitted for consideration must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere during the duration of consideration. Papers are not to exceed 10 pages, including all references and figures.  All submissions must comply with the IEEE Computer Society conference proceedings format guidelines (http://www2.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting). Submissions must be in English.

All papers must be be submitted electronically (in PDF) via the submission website: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tear2011. All papers will be refereed by at least two members of the international program committee.

All submissions should include title, authors, and full contact information. Detailed instructions for authors are available on the EDOC 2011 website.

The workshop proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press and will be accessible through IEEE Xplore and the IEEE Computer Society Digital Library. The IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the workshop (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the workshop .

Collaboration with the SoEA4EE workshop

The 2011 TEAR workshop will be organised in collaboration with the SoEA4EE workshop.  The TEAR 2011 workshop will be held on the 29th of August, while the  SoEA4EE workshop will be held on the 30th of August. The organisers of both workshops explicitly invite visitors to visit both workshops, in order to further the integration between the two communities.

Where the TEAR workshop focuses on EA in general, the SoEA4EE workshop focuses on the role of the service oriented paradigm in the context of EA. Authors of papers on topics (that were included in past TEAR call-for-papers) such as:

  • Integrating service oriented and legacy architectures
  • Service design on application and business levels
  • Service orientation as EA design paradigm
  • Service oriented architecture (SOA) and EA

are invited to submit these papers to the SoEA4EE workshop instead of TEAR.


  • Case studies
  • Combining BPM and EA
  • Drivers and obstacles of EA dissemination (e.g. agility, flexibility, strategic planning, usage resistance)
  • EA and e-government
  • EA and organizational theory
  • EA and system development
  • EA business cases
  • EA communication and marketing
  • EA for small and medium-sized companies
  • EA governance and integration into corporate/IT governance
  • EA in university and executive education
  • EA reference models, meta models and frameworks
  • EA usage in corporate strategic planning
  • EA usage potentials for the networked enterprise
  • Enterprise modeling, EA and MDA
  • Modeling of EA dynamics
  • Event-driven architecture
  • Evolution of an EA
  • Incorporation of knowledge management and software engineering in EA
  • Managing complexity in EA
  • Maturity models for EA artifacts and processes
  • Measurement, metrics, analysis, and evaluation of EA artifacts and processes
  • Methodologies for EA research
  • Processes and patterns for EA development, mastering, communication and enforcement
  • Research theory and practices in EA context
  • The relation between natural and EA modeling languages (understandability of EA models)
  • Tool support for EA
  • Viewpoints in EA

Program Committee

  1. Antonia Albani, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  2. Colette Rolland, University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, France
  3. Elmar J. Sinz, University of Bamberg, Germany
  4. Erik Proper, Radboud University Nijmegen and Public Research Centre - Henri Tudor, The Netherlands
  5. Florian Matthes, Technical University Munich, Germany
  6. Francois Habryn, KSRI, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  7. Gerhard Satzger, Karlsruhe Service Research Institute, Germany
  8. Gerhard Schwabe, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  9. Gerold Riempp, European Business School, Germany
  10. Gil Regev, EPFL, Itecor, Switzerland
  11. Giuseppe Berio, University of South Brittany, France
  12. Haluk Demirkan, Arizona State University, United States of America
  13. Marc Lankhorst, Novay, The Netherlands
  14. Martin Zelm, CIMOSA Association, Germany
  15. Mathias Ekstedt, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  16. Matthias Goeken, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany
  17. Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  18. Michael zur Muehlen, Stevens Institute of Technology, United States of America
  19. Pedro Sousa, Lisbon Technical University and Link Consulting, Portugal
  20. Pontus Johnson, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  21. Rainer Schmidt, Univerity Aalen, Germany
  22. Selmin Nurcan - University Paris Panthéon Sorbonne, France
  23. Scott Bernard, Carnegie Mellon University, United States of America
  24. Tim O'Neill, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  25. Udo Bub, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany
  26. Ulrich Frank, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  27. Ulrike Steffens, OFFIS, Germany
  28. Wilhelm Hasselbring, University of Kiel, Germany
  29. Wolfgang Keller, objectarchitects, Germany
  30. Xavier Franch, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain