7th TEAR Workshop 2012, Barcelona

The workshop will be held as part of The Open Group Conference on Enterprise Architecture, Cloud Computing and Security, Barcelona, Spain, October 22–26, 2012.

Important Dates

  • Full paper submission extended until July 9th 2012
  • July 2nd, 2012                 Full paper submission
  • August 1st, 2012             Notifications
  • August 12th, 2012           Submission of camera-ready versions
  • October 22–26th, 2012     Conference and Workshops

The Workshop

The 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 years. For defining the term architecture most agree on the ISO/IEC 42010:2007 Standard, 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 EA the focus is on the overall enterprise in contrast to partial architectures such as IT architecture or software architecture. EA explicitly incorporates business-related artefacts in addition to traditional IS/IT artefacts. By providing an enterprise-wide perspective EA is a means for organisations to coordinate their adaptations to increasingly fast changing market conditions which influence the entire chain of activities of an enterprise, from business processes to IT support.

The main objective of this workshop series is to bring the different communities of EA researchers together and to identify future directions for EA.

The Open Group Conference

The Open Group Conferences provides a venue to practitioners and academics to gain valuable knowledge, and participate in The Open Group’s Forums and Work Groups that are developing the next generation of open, vendor-neutral standards and certifications. Those who attend The Open Group Conferences benefit from the opportunity to leverage the expertise of other experts, learn from others’ experiences, and delve into content most relevant to their jobs and organizations.

Conferences also present an opportunity for attendees to access a wide range of experts, practitioners and specialists in a non-sales environment, and build professional relationships beneficial to you and your organization.

The Open Group hosts four quarterly Conferences as well as regional Conferences hosted by our local partners around the globe.

Topics of interest

Topics of interest to the TEAR workshops include but are not limited to:

  • Case studies of enterprise transformations
  • Case studies on the use of enterprise architecture
  • Methodologies and approaches for enterprise transformation
  • Methodologies and approaches for enterprise engineering
  • Architecture governance
  • The role of change management in enterprise transformation
  • Combining BPM and EA
  • Drivers and obstacles of EA dissemination
  • EA and e-government
  • EA/ET and kernel theory
  • EA/ET and system development
  • EA business cases
  • EA communication and marketing
  • EA/ET governance
  • EA in university and executive education
  • EA principles
  • EA reference models, meta models and frameworks
  • EA usage in corporate strategic planning
  • EA usage potentials for the networked enterprise
  • Enterprise modelling and analysis
  • Modelling of EA dynamics
  • Evolution of an EA
  • Incorporation of knowledge management and software engineering in EA
  • Managing complexity in EA
  • Maturity models for EA artefacts and processes
  • Measurement, metrics, analysis, and evaluation of EA artefacts and processes
  • Methodologies for EA research
  • Processes and patterns for EA management
  • Research theory and practices in EA context
  • Tool support for EA
  • Viewpoints in EA

Submission

Papers should describe innovative and significant original research relevant to TEAR as described above. Papers submitted for consideration must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere. All papers must be prepared in accordance with the Springer/LNBIP camera-ready format and be submitted electronically (in PDF) via the joint submission website:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tear2012pret5

All papers are not to exceed 20 pages, including all references and figures. Note, however, that a clear focus of papers, and effective use the length of a paper to convey the contribution of a paper, will be among the evaluation criteria for selecting papers. Longer does not necessarily mean better!

All submissions should be blinded for review. Detailed instructions for authors are available on the Springer website:

http://www.springer.com/dal/home/computer/lncs?SGWID=1-164-7-72376-0

Review and Evaluation Criteria

Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of originality, importance of contribution, soundness, quality of presentation, clarity of focus, effective use of a paper’s length, and appropriate comparison to related work. The program committee as a whole will make final decisions about which submissions to accept for presentation at the conference, and in the context of which workshops.

Proceedings

All accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings, published by Springer Verlag as a part of its LNBIP series. At least one author of accepted papers is expected to present the results at the TEAR 2012 workshops.

Journal Publication

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their article to the Journal of Enterprise Architecture (JEA).

Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Stephan Aier, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Mathias Ekstedt, Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden
  • Florian Matthes, Technische Universität München, Germany

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.
  • Erik Proper, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg, and Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Joint TEAR/PRET Program Committee

  • Agnes Nakakawa, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands and Makerere University, Uganda
  • Alistair Barros, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Andreas L. Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Anne Persson, University of Skövde, Sweden
  • Antonia Albani, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Axel Winkelmann, ERCIS and University of Münster, Germany
  • Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Barbara Weber, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Bas van Gils, BiZZdesign, The Netherlands
  • Birgit Hofreiter, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Brian Cameron, Penn State University, United States of America
  • Camille Salinesi, University of Paris 1, France
  • Christian Huemer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Christian Schweda, Iteratec Gmbh, Germany
  • Christine Legner, HEC Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Colette Rolland, University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, France
  • Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Dirk Stelzer, TU Ilmenau, Germany
  • Elmar J. Sinz, University of Bamberg, Germany
  • Eric Dubois, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
  • Francois Habryn, KSRI, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Frederik Ahlemann, European Business School
  • Gerhard Satzger, Karlsruhe Service Research Institute, Germany
  • Gerhard Schwabe, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Gerold Riempp, European Business School, Germany
  • Gil Regev, EPFL and Itecor, Switzerland
  • Giuseppe Berio, LabSTICC, University of South Brittany, France
  • Gottfried Vossen, University of Münster, Germany
  • Graham McLeod, Promis Ltd & Inspired.org, United Kingdom
  • Guido Dedene, KU Leuven & Inno.com Institute, Belgium, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Hajo Reijers, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Hans Mulder, VIA Groep and University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Hans-Georg Fill, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Hervé Panetto, University of Lorraine, France
  • Jaap Gordijn, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Jan Mendling, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
  • Jan Verelst, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Jan vom Brocke, University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein
  • Janis Grabis, Riga Technical University
  • Janis Stirna, Royal Institute of Technology
  • Joachim Schelp, Helsana, Switzerland
  • Johan Versendaal, Utrecht University of Applied Science, The Netherlands
  • John Krogstie, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Jolita Ralyté, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Jorge L Sanz, IBM, United States of America
  • Jos van Hillegersberg, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Josephine Nabukenya, Makerere University, Uganda
  • José Tribolet, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • João Paulo Almeida, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brasil
  • Jörg Becker, ERCIS and University of Münster, Germany
  • Jürgen Jung, DHL Global Forwarding, Germany
  • Khaled Gaaloul, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
  • Kurt Sandkuhl, Rostock University, Germany
  • Liam Obrian, CSIRO, Australia
  • Linda Terlouw, ICRIS, The Netherlands
  • Lutz Kirchner, BOC, Germany
  • Marc Lankhorst, Novay, The Netherlands
  • Maria-Eugenia Iacob, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Marlies van Steenbergen, Sogeti, The Netherlands
  • Marta Indulska, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Martin Op ‘t Land, University of Antwerp, Belgium and Capgemini, The Netherlands
  • Martin Zelm, InterOP-VLab, Germany
  • Matthias Goeken, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany
  • Matti Rossi, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland
  • Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Michael zur Muehlen, Stevens Institute of Technology, United States of America
  • Michaël Petit, University of Namur, Belgium
  • Michele Missikoff, LEKS IASI, Italy
  • Nacer Boudjlida, Lorraine University, Loria, France, France
  • Olga De Troyer, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Oliver Thomas, University of Osnabruck, Germany
  • Patricia Lago, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Paul Johanneson, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Pedro Sousa, Lisbon Technical University and Link Consulting, Portugal
  • Pericles Loucopoulos, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
  • Peter Fettke, IWi and DFKI and Saarland University, Germany
  • Peter Loos, IWi at DFKI and Saarland University, Germany
  • Pieter De Leenheer, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel
  • Pontus Johnson, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Rainer Schmidt, Aalen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Raymond Slot, BiZZdesign and Utrecht University of Applied Science, The Netherlands
  • Reinhard Jung, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Remigijus Gustas, Karlstad University, Sweden
  • Rik Maes, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Robert Lagerström, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Robert Winter, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Rébecca Deneckere, University of Paris 1, France
  • S. Ann Becker, Florida Institute of Technology, United States of America
  • Sabine Buckl, Technical University München, Germany
  • Scott Bernard, Carnegie Mellon University, United States of America
  • Selmin Nurcan, University of Paris 1, France
  • Sietse Overbeek, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Stefan Strecker, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
  • Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Stijn Hoppenbrouwers, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Sudha Ram, University of Arizona, United States of America
  • Sybren de Kinderen, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
  • Thomas Hess, LMU München, Germany
  • Tim O’Neill, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Tim Weitzel, University of Bamberg, Germany
  • Ulrich Frank, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Ulrike Baumöl, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
  • Ulrike Lechner, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
  • Ulrike Steffens, OFFIS Institute, Germany
  • Volker Wiemann, Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Wilhelm Hasselbring, University of Kiel, Germany
  • Wolfgang Keller, objectarchitects, Germany
  • Xavier Franch, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Yves Pigneur, University of Lausanne, Switzerland