Towards an investigation of the conceptual landscape of enterprise architecture

D. J.T. Van Der Linden*, S. J.B.A. Hoppenbrouwers, A. Lartseva, H. A. Proper

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In this paper we discuss our preliminary work on clarifying the conceptual landscape of Enterprise Architecture. We do so to aid in the integration of conceptual models originating from different communities (of language users, concerns, viewpoints etc.). We propose that discovering the basic ontological structure used by these communities is necessary for the effective integration of models, and that different communities have a distinguishable different central understanding of some categories in their ontology. Our initial results include the description and categorization analysis of several languages and methods used in EA (as used by their creators), which suggest a prototype structure reflecting a community's focus.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnterprise, Business-Process and Information Systems Modeling - 12th International Conference, BPMDS 2011 and 16th International Conference, EMMSAD 2011 held at CAiSE 2011, Proceedings
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783642217586
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume81 LNBIP
ISSN (Print)1865-1348


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