TEAR: Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research



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Event When Where Deadline
TEAR 2017 Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research
Oct 10, 2017 - Oct 13, 2017 Québec City, Canada May 7, 2017
TEAR 2016 Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research
Sep 5, 2016 - Sep 6, 2016 Vienna, Austria Apr 24, 2016
TEAR 2015 Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research
Jun 8, 2015 - Jun 8, 2015 Stockholm Feb 13, 2015
TEAR 2013 Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research
Sep 9, 2013 - Sep 10, 2013 Vancouver Apr 15, 2013
TEAR 2012 The 7th Workshop on Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research
Oct 22, 2012 - Oct 26, 2012 Barcelona, Spain Jul 2, 2012
TEAR 2011 Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research (TEAR) Workshop
Aug 29, 2011 - Aug 29, 2011 Helsinki, Finland Mar 29, 2011
TEAR 2008 The 3rd Workshop on Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research
Dec 1, 2008 - Dec 1, 2008 Sydney, Australia Oct 6, 2008

Present CFP : 2017

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.


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
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

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