17th TEAR 2022, Bolzano-Bozen – Connecting People in a Connected World

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

By adopting a holistic, multi-disciplinary stance to an enterprise the EA field significantly contributes to an enterprises’ need to adapt increasingly fast to changing customer requirements and business goals. In particular, EA covers the entire “business-to-IT stack” of an enterprise by explicitly incorporating business-related artifacts in addition to conventional IS/IT artifacts. This is in contrast to conventional architecture management approaches such as IT architecture, software architecture, or IS architecture, which often focus on one (IT centric) aspect only. For example, the introduction of a new product or service may involve a conjoint change of both business processes (for its production, sales, and aftersales) and IT infrastructure.

Program (tentative)

Session 1 (0900-1030): Studying Enterprise Architecture

AuthorsPaper title
Henk Plessius, Marlies van Steenbergen, Pascal Ravesteijn and Johan VersendaalAreas where Enterprise Architecture Contributes to Organizational Goals – A Quantitative Study
Jānis GrabisWorkplace Topology Model for Assessment of Static and  Dynamic Interactions Among Employees
Ari Rouvari and Samuli PekkolaContextuality and Temporality of Enterprise Architecture Problems: A Comparative Case Study

Coffee Break

Session 2 (1100-1230): Enterprise Architecture Modeling

Authors Paper title
Rodrigo Calhau and João Paulo AlmeidaZooming in on Competences in Ontology-based Enterprise Architecture Modeling
Nujud Alsufyani and Asif GillA knowledge-graph based integrated digital EA maturity and performance framework
Hong Guo and Shang GaoAchieving Alignment by Means of EA Artifacts


Session 3 (1330): Keynote

Colin AtkinsonMaking Enterprise Architecture Viewpoint Frameworks Fitter for Purpose

Submission Guidelines

We invite submissions reporting on (1) original research results, i.e., submissions that have not been accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere, and (2) which are related to EA, as per the list of topics. We invite three types of submission:

  • Regular research papers. These papers will be reviewed based on their scientific and technical contribution, originality, and relevance.
  • Emergent research papers. These papers involve novel research ideas and challenges (e.g., by doctoral students, practitioners, or senior researchers) related to EA.
  • Experience reports. These papers reflect practical and personal industry experiences of EA practitioners, including EA related challenges seen and the approach(es) taken. These papers are advised to follow the STARR template (Situation, Tasks, Actions, Results, and Reflection).

It is planned for the workshop papers to be published in a second volume of the EDOC 2022 conference proceedings with Springer. Moreover, a topical special section on Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research has been established within the well-regarded Software and Systems Modeling (SoSyM) journal. Selected best papers of TEAR 2022 will be invited to this special issue. Note that acceptance for the special issue is contingent on another round of reviews of the extended paper.

All papers must be prepared in accordance with the Springer Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) format. We accept papers with a length between ten (10) and fifteen (15) pages (all inclusive). Papers need to be submitted electronically (in PDF) via the EasyChair submission website. All submissions should include title, authors, and full contact information. Detailed instructions for authors are available on the Springer LNBIP website .

Submission URL: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tear2022


Topics relevant for submissions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Digital transformation – Consequences for EA (or the role of EA in) digital transformation, including e.g., migration to data stream architectures, Big Data, IoT, etc.
  • Enterprise architecture modeling and analysis – Including modeling languages, model-based analysis and analytics, reference models, viewpoints, human-model interaction, EA and AI etc.
  • Enterprise cyber risk management – Managing cyber risks, which include e.g., cyber security risks, but also other risks, such as the negative consequences of AI-based errors, systemic ripple effects, etc.
  • Enterprise architecture decision-making and decision-execution – Including drivers for change, architecture governance, stakeholder management, etc.
  • Relevant research approaches in terms of research methods and theories.
  • Cases and tool implementations

Important dates

Workshop paper submission21 July 2022 (extended)
Workshop paper notification10 August 2022
Camera-ready paper & author registration (main conference and workshops)15 August 2022
Workshop session3-4 October, 2022

Workshop co-chairs

  • Sybren de Kinderen, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Dominik Bork, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

Steering committee

  • Erik Proper, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg
  • Florian Matthes, Fakultät für Informatik, Technische Universität München, Germany
  • James Lapalme, École de technologie supérieure, Canada
  • João Paulo Almeida, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
  • Marc Lankhorst, BiZZdesign, the Netherlands
  • Mathias Ekstedt, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Pontus Johnson, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Stephan Aier, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Program committee

  • Peter Loos, IWi at DFKI, Saarland University, Germany
  • Ulrike Steffens, HAW Hamburg, Germany
  • Pierre-Martin Tardif, Universite de Sherbrooke, Canada
  • Dominik Bork, TU Wien, Austria
  • William Schiano, Bentley University, United States
  • Juergen Jung, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Maria-Eugenia Iacob, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Agnes Nakakawa, Makerere University Kampala, Uganda
  • Elena Kornyshova, CNAM, France
  • Joao Paulo Almeida, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
  • Paul Drews, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
  • François Coallier, École de technologie supérieure, France
  • Ben Roelens, Open University of the Netherlands, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Ulrik Franke, RISE, Sweden
  • Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Q. Neo Bui, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
  • Marc Lankhorst, BiZZdesign, The Netherlands
  • Markus Buschle, zeb.consulting AB, Sweden
  • Geert Poels, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Remco Dijkman, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Simon Hacks, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
  • Rainer Schmidt, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Pontus Johnson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Andreas L Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Aurona Gerber, CAIR, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Colette Rolland, none
  • Stephan Aier, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Dirk Stelzer, TU Ilmenau, Germany
  • Stefan Strecker, University of Hagen, Germany
  • Mathias Ekstedt, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Giuseppe Berio, Université de Bretagne Sud and IRISA UMR 6074, France
  • Jānis Grabis, Riga Technical University, Latvia