12th TEAR Workshop 2017, Québec

The 12th TEAR workshop is organized in conjunction with IEEE EDOC 2017, October 10-13, Québec City, Canada.

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 years. EA significantly contributes to 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 one component of the overall architecture may influence many other components of the architecture. For example, when a new product is introduced, business processes for production, sales, and after-sales need to be adapted. It may 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 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.


TIME Topic Papers




1 Patrick Saint-Louis, Marcklyvens C. Morency and James Lapalme:
Defining Enterprise Architecture2 Simon Hacks, Maximilian Brosius and Stephan Aier:
A Case Study of Stakeholder Concerns on EAM
1100-1230 RETHINKING HOW WE CONDUCT EAM (1/2) 3 Paul Drews, Ingrid Schirmer, Bettina Horlach and Carsten Tekaat:
Bi-Modal Enterprise Architecture Management – The Emergence of a New EAM Function for a BizDevOps-based Fast IT4 Robert Lagerström, Pontus Johnson and Mathias Ekstedt:
Automatic Design of Secure Enterprise Architecture – Work in progress paper
1230-1330 LUNCH BREAK
1330-1500 RETHINKING HOW WE CONDUCT EAM (2/2) 5 Maximilian Brosius, Stephan Aier and M. Kazem Haki:
Introducing a Coordination Perspective to Enterprise Architecture Management Research6 Jānis Grabis and Rūta Pirta:
Evaluation of Data Analytics Implementation Alternatives
1530-1700 RETHINKING HOW WE MEASURE EAM OUTCOMES 7 Pouya Aleatrati Khosroshahi, Jannis Beese, Fatih Yilmaz, Florian Matthes and Robert Winter:
Key Performance Indicators for a Capability-Based Application Portfolio Management8 Dora Ori:
Pattern-based Analysis of Business-IT Mismatches in EA Models: Insights from a Case Study


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

EA management and impact

  • Drivers and obstacles of EA dissemination
  • EA communication and marketing
  • EA governance and integration into corporate/IT governance
  • Processes and patterns for EA development, mastering, communication and enforcement
  • Evolution of an EA
  • Measurement, metrics, and maturity models for EA artifacts and processes
  • Managing a growing scope of concerns: legal, compliance, social, security, etc.
  • The role of EA in agile or bimodal IT management approaches

EA and decision-making

  • EA analysis for decision-making, particularly for investments
  • Architectural Thinking in day-to-day decision making
  • EA usage in corporate strategic planning
  • Investigations of the EA needs of decision-makers
  • Collaboration and sense-making in the context of EA
  • EA in the context of complexity and uncertainty

EA modeling

  • EA reference models, meta models and frameworks
  • Enterprise modeling, EA and MDA
  • Quality of EA models
  • Viewpoints in EA
  • Experimenting with novel modelling and simulation approaches
  • Tool support for EA

EA and digitization

  • Combining (digital) product architecture and EA
  • The impact of the increasing digitization of business artifacts such as products on EA
  • EA in the digital transformation

EA and related disciplines

  • Combining BPM and EA
  • EA and capability-based planning
  • EA and system development
  • Incorporation of knowledge management and software engineering in EA
  • EA methods and tools that go beyond traditional software engineering

EA research approaches

  • Methodologies and theory for EA research
  • EA and organizational theory
  • EA and the creation of EA research and teaching centers

EA Cases and implementation

  • Case studies on EA
  • EA for small and medium-sized companies
  • EA and e-government
  • EA in the context of extended enterprises and large ecosystems
  • EA business cases


Important dates

Workshop paper submission deadline: May 7, 2017 May 21, 2017
Workshop paper notification to authors: July 16, 2017
Camera-ready paper: August 6, 2017
Workshop: October 10, 2017


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.

Workshop papers will be published in a second volume of the EDOC 2017 conference proceedings.

All papers must be prepared in accordance with the IEEE double-column format (maximum 8 pages) 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 IEEE website.

Workshop co-chairs

  • Ulrik Franke, Swedish Institute of Computer Science (RISE SICS), Stockholm, Sweden
  • Stephan Aier, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Martin Mocker, Reutlingen University, Germany, and MIT, USA

Steering committee

  • Erik Proper, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), 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 Almeida, Federal University of Espirito Santo
  • Giuseppe Berio, Université de Bretagne Sud
  • Markus Borg, Swedish Institute of Computer Science (RISE SICS)
  • Nacer Boudjlida, Université de Lorraine, LORIA
  • Randy Bradley, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Sabine Buckl, Technische Universität München
  • Neo Bui, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Markus Buschle, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • François Coallier, École de technologie supérieure
  • Sybren de Kinderen, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Kristine Dery, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Mathias Ekstedt, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Hans-Georg Fill, University of Vienna
  • Ulrik Franke, Swedish Institute of Computer Science (RISE SICS)
  • Daniel Fürstenau, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Aurona Gerber, CAIR, Meraka Institute, CSIR
  • Jānis Grabis, Riga Technical University
  • Kazem Haki, University of St. Gallen
  • 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 Lankhorst, BiZZdesign
  • James Lapalme, Ecole de technologie superieure
  • Christine Legner, University of Lausanne
  • Matthew Levy, Hawai‘i Pacific University
  • Peter Loos, IWi at DFKI, Saarland University
  • Pericles Loucopoulos, The University of Manchester
  • Florian Matthes, Technische Universität München
  • Martin Mocker, Reutlingen University and MIT
  • Alexandre Moise, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Agnes Nakakawa, Makerere University Kampala
  • Selmin Nurcan, Université de Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne
  • Andreas L Opdahl, University of Bergen
  • Henderik Proper, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
  • Colette Rolland, University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne
  • Kurt Sandkuhl, The University of Rostock
  • William Schiano, Bentley University
  • Rainer Schmidt, Munich University of Applied Sciences
  • Christian Schweda, Allianz
  • Ulrike Steffens, HAW Hamburg
  • Dirk Stelzer, TU Ilmenau
  • Stefan Strecker, University of Hagen
  • Pierre-Martin Tardif, Universite de Sherbrooke
  • Nils Urbach, University of Bayreuth