10th TEAR Workshop 2015, Stockholm

The 10th TEAR workshop is organized in conjunction with the 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2015), June 8-12, Stockholm, Sweden.

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 organizations 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.


Session 1: EA modeling and metamodeling
1 Revealing Hidden Structures in Organizational Transformation – A Case Study
Franz Heiser, Robert Lagerström and Mattin Addibpour
2 Enterprise architecture with executable modelling rules: A case study at the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration
Mika Cohen, Michael Minock, Daniel Oskarsson and Björn Pelzer
3 Modeling Decisions for Collaborative Enterprise Architecture Engineering
Dierk Jugel, Christian M. Schweda and Alfred Zimmermann
Session 2: EA value and benefits
4 Towards an Enterprise Architecture Benefits Measurement Instrument
Henk Plessius, Marlies van Steenbergen and Raymond Slot
5 Modelling Value with ArchiMate
Adina Aldea, Maria Eugenia Iacob, Jos van Hillegersberg, Dick Quartel and Henry Franken
6 Implementing Architectural Thinking: A Case Study at Commerzbank AG
Stephan Aier, Nils Labusch and Patrick Pähler
Session 3: EA governance and management
7 Data Governance on EA Information Assets: Logical Reasoning for Derived Data
Bernhard Waltl, Thomas Reschenhofer and Florian Matthes
8 Success Factors for Federated Enterprise Architecture Model Management
Pouya Aleatrati Khosroshahi, Sascha Roth, Matheus Hauder, Florian Matthes, Stephan Aier and Robert Winter
Session 4: EA in today’s business landscape
9 Aligning Enterprise Architecture with Strategic Planning
Carlos Azevedo, Marten van Sinderen, Luis Ferreira Pires and João Paulo Almeida
10 Enterprise Architecture in the Age of Digital Transformation
Zia Babar and Eric Yu
Session 5: Workshop discussion on trends in EA research


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

  • Case studies on EA
  • Combining BPM and EA
  • Drivers and obstacles of EA dissemination
  • EA and e-government
  • EA and organizational theory
  • EA and system development
  • EA and capability-based planning
  • EA business cases
  • EA communication and marketing
  • EA for small and medium-sized companies
  • EA governance and integration into corporate/IT governance
  • EA reference models, meta models and frameworks
  • EA usage in corporate strategic planning
  • Enterprise modeling, EA and MDA
  • Evolution of an EA
  • Incorporation of knowledge management and software engineering in EA
  • Measurement, metrics, and maturity models for EA artifacts and processes
  • Methodologies and research theory for EA research
  • Processes and patterns for EA development, mastering, communication and enforcement
  • Quality of EA models
  • Tool support for EA
  • Viewpoints in EA
  • EA analysis for decision-making, particularly for investments
  • Architectural Thinking in day-to-day decision making
  • Investigations of the EA needs of decision-makers
  • EA in the context of extended enterprises and large ecosystems
  • Managing a growing scope of concerns: legal, compliance, social, security, etc.
  • EA in the context of complexity and uncertainty
  • EA and the creation of EA research and teaching centers
  • Collaboration and sense-making in the context of EA
  • EA methods and tools that go beyond traditional software engineering
  • Experimenting with novel modelling and simulation approaches

Important dates

Workshop paper submission deadline: February 13th, 2015 February 20, 2015
Workshop paper notification to authors: March 6th, 2015 March 11, 2015
Camera-ready paper: March 20th, 2015
Workshop: June 8th, 2015


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.

We solicit two types of papers:

  • Full papers (12 pages) describing significant original research in the topics listed above, and
  • Short papers (6 pages) discussing controversial issues or thought-provoking ideas not yet fully developed

The proceedings of all the workshops held in conjunction with CAiSE 2015 will be published as a single volume in the Springer LNBIP series.

All papers must be prepared in accordance with the Springer/LNBIP camera-ready format and be submitted electronically (in PDF) via the submission website.

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

Workshop co-chairs

  • Pontus Johnson, Industrial Information and Control Systems, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Ulrik Franke, Swedish Defence Research Agency FOI, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mathias Ekstedt, Industrial Information and Control Systems, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

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 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

  • Stephan Aier, University of St. Gallen
  • Antonia Albani, University of St. Gallen
  • João Paulo A. Almeida, Federal University of Espírito Santo
  • Giuseppe Berio, Université de Bretagne Sud
  • Nacer Boudjlida, Université de Lorraine, LORIA
  • Sabine Buckl, Technische Universität München
  • Quang Bui, Bentley University
  • François Coallier, École de technologie supérieure
  • Sybren De Kinderen, CRP Henri Tudor
  • Rebecca Deneckere, Centre de Recherche en Informatique
  • Mathias Ekstedt, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology
  • Hans-Georg Fill, University of Vienna
  • Ulrik Franke, Swedish Defence Research Agency — FOI
  • Aurona Gerber, CAIR, Meraka Institute, CSIR
  • Jānis Grabis, Riga Technical University
  • Wilhelm Hasselbring, Kiel University
  • Maria-Eugenia Iacob, University of Twente
  • Pontus Johnson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Juergen Jung, DHL Global Mail
  • Elena Kornyshova, CNAM
  • Robert Lagerström, KTH the Royal Institute of Technology
  • Patricia Lago, VU University Amsterdam
  • Marc M. Lankhorst, BiZZDesign
  • James Lapalme, École de technologie supérieure
  • Christine Legner, University of Lausanne
  • Peter Loos, IWi at DFKI, Saarland University
  • Pericles Loucopoulos, Harokopio University of Athens
  • Florian Matthes, Technische Universität München
  • Jan Mendling, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
  • Alexandre Moise
  • Alithya Josephine Nabukenya, Makerere University Kampala
  • Agnes Nakakawa, Makerere University Kampala
  • Selmin Nurcan, Université de Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne
  • Andreas L Opdahl, University of Bergen
  • Hervé Panetto, CRAN, University of Lorraine, CNRS
  • Erik Proper, Public Research Centre – Henri Tudor
  • Colette Rolland, University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne
  • Kurt Sandkuhl, The University of Rostock
  • Rainer Schmidt, Munich University of Applied Sciences
  • Gerhard Schwabe, Universität Zürich
  • Christian Schweda, LeanIT42 GmbH
  • Ulrike Steffens, HAW Hamburg
  • Dirk Stelzer, TU Ilmenau
  • Stefan Strecker, University of Hagen
  • Pierre-Martin Tardif, Universite de Sherbrooke