8th TEAR Workshop 2013, Vancouver

The TEAR workshop is organized in conjunction with the 17th IEEE International EDOC Conference (EDOC 2013), “The Enterprise Computing Conference”, 9-13 September 2013 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Motivation
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.
The field of Enterprise Architecture (EA) has gained considerable attention over the last of years. 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 part of the overall architecture may influence many other parts of the architecture. 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 (partial) 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 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. For Enterprise Architecture the focus is on the overall enterprise and concerns its organization, its components, the relationship between components and principles governing its design and evolution.
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. Important questions concern research methodology and the interaction between research and EA practice.

Location

The TEAR 2013 workshop will be held on the 9th or 10th September 2013, as part of the 17th IEEE International EDOC 2013 Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Topics

  • Case studies on EA
  • 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
  • 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
  • Quality of EA models (analysability, understandability)
  • Tool support for EA
  • Viewpoints in EA

Publication

We solicit two types of papers:
  • Short papers (5 pages) discussing controversial issues in the field or describing interesting or thought-provoking ideas that are not yet fully developed; and
  • Full papers (8-10 pages) describing 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.
All submissions MUST conform to the two-column format of IEEE Computer Society conference proceedings (http://www2.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting) and include the author’s name, affiliation, and contact details.
Papers must be submitted as PDF files using EasyChair at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tear2013
All papers will be refereed by at least two members of the international program committee.
The papers accepted for the EDOC 2013 Workshops will be published in proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Press and included in the IEEE Xplore and the IEEE Computer Society Digital Library. At least one of the authors for each accepted paper must register for the main conference (there will be no workshop-only registration at EDOC 2013) and present their papers at the workshop.   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.
We are planning to invite the authors of the best papers to submit enhanced versions of their work for a special issue on a journal.

Important Dates

 Workshop Paper Submission Deadline April 15, 2013
Workshop Paper Notification to Authors May 31, 2013
Workshop Dates 9 or 10 Sept 2013 (to be defined)

TEAR Co-Chairs

  • João Paulo A. Almeida, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
  • Mathias Ekstedt, Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden
  • James Lapalme, École de technologie supérieure, Canada

TEAR Steering Committee

  • Stephan Aier, University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Mathias Ekstedt, Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden
  • Marc M. Lankhorst, Novay Enschede, The Netherlands
  • Erik Proper, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands and Public Research Centre – Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
  • Robert Winter, University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Program Committee (tentative)

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