9th TEAR Workshop 2014, Ulm

The TEAR workshop is organized in conjunction with the 18th IEEE International EDOC Conference (EDOC 2014), “The Enterprise Computing Conference”, 1-5 September 2014 in Ulm, Germany.


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.

Program / Schedule

The TEAR 2014 workshop will be held on the 1st of September 2014, as part of the 18th IEEE International EDOC 2014 Conference in Ulm, Germany.

08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:30 Session 1: EA PerspectivesThe Architect in Enterprise Architecture
Jacobus Du Preez, Alta van der Merwe and Machdel MattheeFrom Enterprise Architecture to Business Ecosystem Architecture
Paul Drews and Ingrid Schirmer
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Session 2: EA Management and DecisionsExamining Adaptive Case Management to Support Processes for Enterprise Architecture Management
Matheus Hauder, Dominik Münch, Felix Michel, Alexej Utz and Florian MatthesInteractive Functions of a Cockpit for Enterprise Architecture Planning
Dierk Jugel and Christian Schweda

A Computational Approach for Design Rationalization in Enterprise Architecture.
Georgios Plataniotis, Sybren De Kinderen and Henderik Proper

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Session 3: EA Modelling ScopeIntegrating Business Models and Enterprise Achitecture
Jurate Petrikina, Paul Drews, Karsten Zimmermann and Ingrid SchirmerIncorporating Directives into Enterprise TO-BE Architecture
Sagar Sunkle, Deepali Kholkar, Hemant Rathod and Vinay Kulkarni

On the Heterogeneity of Enterprise Models: ArchiMate and Troux Semantics
Birger Lantow

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 Session 4: EA Model AnalysisToward Structured Simulation of Enterprise Models
Suman Roychoudhury, Sagar Sunkle, Hemant Rathod and Vinay Kulkarni Towards a Unified and Modular Approach for Visual Analysis of Enterprise Models
David Naranjo, Mario Sanchez and Jorge Villalobos 

Type-Safety in EA Model Analysis
Thomas Reschenhofer, Ivan Monahov and Florian Matthes

The full program of TEAR 2014 is also available here.


  • 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


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=tear2014

All papers will be refereed by at least two members of the international program committee.

The papers accepted for the EDOC 2014 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 2014) 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 8, 2014 April 28th, 2014 (EXTENDED)
Workshop paper notification to authors: May 20, 2014 May 28, 2014
Camera-ready workshop and demo due: June 14, 2014 June 20, 2014
Workshop dates: either the 1st of Sept

TEAR Co-Chairs

  • James Lapalme, École de technologie supérieure, Canada
  • Florian Matthes, Fakultät für Informatik, Technische Universität München, Germany

TEAR Steering Committee

  • Erik Proper, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands and Public Research Centre – Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
  • Florian Matthes, Fakultät für Informatik, Technische Universität München, Germany
  • James Lapalme, École de technologie supérieure, Canada
  • João Paulo A. Almeida, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
  • Marc M. Lankhorst, BiZZDesign, The Netherlands
  • Mathias Ekstedt, Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden
  • Robert Winter, University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Stephan Aier, University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Program Committee

  • Stephan Aier
  • Antonia Albani
  • Joao Almeida
  • Giuseppe Berio
  • Nacer Boudjlida
  • Quang Bui
  • Brian Cameron
  • François Coallier
  • Sybren de Kinderen
  • Rebecca Deneckere
  • Mathias Ekstedt
  • Hans-Georg Fill
  • Aurona Gerber
  • John Gøtze
  • Jānis Grabis
  • Wilhelm Hasselbring
  • Maria-Eugenia Iacob
  • Pontus Johnson
  • Jürgen Jung
  • Elena Kornyshova
  • John Krogstie
  • Robert Lagerström
  • Patricia Lago
  • Mark Lankhorst
  • James Lapalme
  • Christine Legner
  • Peter Loos
  • Pericles Loucopoulos
  • Florian Matthes
  • Jan Mendling
  • Alexandre Moïse
  • Josephine Nabukenya
  • Agnes Nakakawa
  • Selmin Nurcan
  • Andreas L. Opdahl
  • Hervé Panetto
  • Erik Proper
  • Colette Rolland
  • Matti Rossi
  • Kurt Sandkuhl
  • Rainer Schmidt
  • Gerhard Schwabe
  • Christian Schweda
  • Ulrike Steffens
  • Dirk Stelzer
  • Janis Stirna
  • Stefan Strecker
  • Pierre-Martin Tardif
  • Jose Tribolet
  • Alta Vandermerwe
  • Martin Zelm