5th TEAR Workshop 2010, Delft

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.


Thursday, November 11

  • 18:00 – 21:00 Get together for early arrivers; possibility to register

Combined with the networking reception of PRET 2010.

Friday, November 12

  • 08:00 – 08:30 Registration
  • 08:30 – 09:00 Opening
  • 09:00 – 10:30 Session 1 (Chair: Erik Proper)
    • The Contribution of Enterprise Architecture to the Achievement of Organizational Goals: A Review of the Evidence
      Vasilis Boucharas, Marlies van Steenbergen, Slinger Jansen, and Sjaak Brinkkemper
    • Trends in Enterprise Architecture Practice – a Survey
      Ulrik Franke, Mathias Ekstedt, Robert Lagerström, Jan Saat, and Robert Winter
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00 – 12:30 Session 2 (Chair: Ulrik Franke)
    • An Enterprise-wide Intervention at IRS: A Longitudinal Analysis of Stakeholder Sentiments
      Sandeep Purao, Kevin Desouza
    • A Conceptual Framework for Enterprise Architecture Design
      Sabine Buckl, Florian Matthes, Sascha Roth, Christopher Schulz, Christian M. Schweda
  • 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 – 14:15 Session 3 (Chair: Florian Matthes)
    • The Roles of Principles in Enterprise Architecture
      Erik Proper and Danny Greefhorst
  • 14:15 – 14:45 Coffee break
  • 14:45 – 16:15 Session 4 (Chair: Marc Lankhorst)
    • Leveraging Software Architectures through the ISO/IEC 42010 standard: A Feasibility Study
      Damien A. Tamburri, Patricia Lago, Henry Muccini
    • Integrating Standard Platforms in Heterogeneous IT Landscapes through Service-Oriented EAM
      Helge Buckow, Hans-Jürgen Groß, Gunther Piller, Karl Prott, Johannes Willkomm, Alfred Zimmermann
  • 16:15 – 16:45 Closing


The proceedings will be published as part of Springer‘s LNBIPseries.


The TEAR2010 workshop will be held on the 12th of November, as part of the Enterprise Engineering Week at the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands from the 9th of November to the 12th of November.

Call for Papers

A PDF version of the call for papers is available here.


Workshop co-chairs

  • Chair: Erik Proper, Public Research Centre – Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
  • Marc M. Lankhorst, Novay Enschede, The Netherlands
  • Marten Schönherr, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Berlin, Germany

Steering committee

  • Stephan Aier, Institute of Information Management University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Pontus Johnson, Industrial Information and Control Systems KTH – Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden
  • Marc M. Lankhorst, Novay Enschede, The Netherlands
  • Joachim Schelp, Institute of Information Management, University of St. Gallen St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Marten Schönherr, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Berlin, Germany


The baseline registration fee for the EE Week is €125.
Early bird registration fee for TEAR 2010 is €75 (until Oct 25, 2010).
Regular registration fee for TEAR 2010 is €125 (after Oct 25, 2010).

A reception on Nov 11, 2010 and a lunch on Nov 12, 2010 are included.

Payments can be fulfilled by bank transfer or credit card. When using credit card payment, a 4% surcharge will be added to the total fee.
The registration form can be found here, which can be mailed to Irma Haerkens (i.haerkens@cs.ru.nl) or faxed to +31-84-8394596.

Important dates

  • Deadline for papers: June 27th July 4th
  • Notification of acceptance: August 15th
  • Camera-ready copies: August 29th
  • Enterprise engineering week: November 9th – November 12th
  • TEAR: November 12th


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 15 pages, including all references and figures.

All papers must be prepared in accordance with the Springer/LNBIP camera-ready format and be submitted electronically (in PDF) via the submission website:http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tear2010

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


  • 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
  • Integrating service oriented and legacy architectures
  • 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
  • Service design on application and business levels
  • Service orientation as EA design paradigm
  • Service oriented architecture (SOA) and EA
  • 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. Elmar J. Sinz, University of Bamberg, Germany
  3. Erik Proper, Radboud University Nijmegen and Capgemini, The Netherlands
  4. Florian Matthes, Technical University Munich, Germany
  5. Gerhard Schwabe, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  6. Gerold Riempp, European Business School, Germany
  7. Giuseppe Berio, University of South Brittany, France
  8. Haluk Demirkan, Arizona State University, United States of America
  9. Marc Lankhorst, Novay, The Netherlands
  10. Martin Zelm, CIMOSA Association, Germany
  11. Mathias Ekstedt, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  12. Matthias Goeken, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany
  13. Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  14. Michael zur Muehlen, Stevens Institute of Technology, United States of America
  15. Pedro Sousa, Lisbon Technical University and Link Consulting, Portugal
  16. Pontus Johnson, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  17. Scott Bernard, Carnegie Mellon University, United States of America
  18. Tim O’Neill, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  19. Udo Bub, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany
  20. Ulrich Frank, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  21. Ulrike Steffens, OFFIS, Germany
  22. Wilhelm Hasselbring, University of Kiel, Germany
  23. Wolfgang Keller, objectarchitects, Germany



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