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Paper Nr: 3



Jorge Duarte and Mamede Lima-marques

Abstract: This paper analyzes Enterprise Architecture (EA) as a discipline of study. Current EA foundations, theories and practices are discussed using an epistemological framework. Strengths and weaknesses of current approaches are discussed. Immaturity of EA as a discipline and practice Is identified. The main causes of immaturity are analyzed. A research agenda is proposed to provide maturity in EA foundations, theories and practice.

Paper Nr: 4

Towards an Enterprise Interoperability Framework


Paula Kotzé and Irina Neaga

Abstract: This paper presents relevant interoperability approaches and solutions applied to global/international networked (collaborative) enterprises or organisations and conceptualise an enhanced enterprise interoperability framework. The paper covers several key aspects including how holistic approaches of architecting principles, standards and semantics contribute to the development of an interoperability framework that can be flexibly used for interoperable complex systems, particularly ICT, that support global enterprises including organisations from multiple countries, e.g. European and African organisations. This proposed comprehensive approach of interoperability covers not only technical aspects, but also semantics alongside organisational and cultural aspects. The use of systems engineering thinking and architecting for achieving interoperability of complex systems is suggested.

Paper Nr: 6

The Role of Content and Context in Enterprise Repositories


Barbara Thönssen, Knut Hinkelmann, Emanuela Merelli and Barbara Thönssen

Abstract: In this paper we show how to utilize enterprise architectures to model relations between information sources of an enterprise. With our approach the enterprise architecture models are not passive entities anymore but can be operationalized to identify dependencies between the various models and to integrate information sources. It thus is the basis for agile enterprises. We show that the elements of an enterprise architecture and the referenced data can take the role of both context and content depending on the objectives of their use. We present two independent approaches for modeling an enterprise ontology.