The Enterprise Model Analysis Workshop at EDOC 2014

The Enterprise Model Analysis (EMA) workshop aims discussing research and open issues related to the analysis of enterprise architecture models. Model-based analysis assists understanding and communicating the complex relationships within an architectural model or between multiple models. It also contributes to the assessment of the value of an enterprise model and to support the overall decision making process. Different analysis techniques apply to enterprise architecture, such as functional, structural, quantitative, and qualitative analysis, which rely on information within the architectural models or on layers of additional information that relate to the models. Model analysis is also a means to understand the large volume of structured and unstructured data within an organization that needs to be processed before it becomes a value-adding asset. As such, combining large scale data management with a model-driven approach towards enterprise engineering contributes to (1) facilitate the analysis, contextualization, communication and visualization of heterogeneous enterprise data; (2) assess the quality and conformance analysis of models according to the data and vice-versa; and (3) manage enterprise models that make use of large scale structured and unstructured data. The primary goal of the EMA workshop is therefore discussing the role of model analysis in the discipline of enterprise engineering.


The EMA workshop will be held 14:00-18:00 on Tuesday, September 2 as part of the EDOC 2014 conference.

Workshop Program, Tuesday, September 2

Session 1 - 14:00-15:30

  • Opening
  • Paper presentation: Toward Structured Simulation of What-if Analyses for Enterprise. Sagar Sunkle, Suman Roychoudhury, Hemant Rathod and Vinay Kulkarni.
  • Paper presentation: A unified framework for Enterprise Architecture analysis. Melanie Langermeier, Christian Saad and Bernhard Bauer.
  • Paper presentation: Enterprise Architecture Model Analysis using Description Logics. Gonçalo Antunes, Artur Caetano and Jose Borbinha.

Coffee break, 15:30-16:00

Session 2 - 16:00-18:00

  • Paper presentation: A traceable maturity assessment method based on Enterprise Architecture modelling. Ricardo Vieira, Elsa Cardoso and Christoph Becker.
  • Paper presentation: Addressing crosscutting concerns in Enterprise Architecture. Fabiana Santos, Flávia Santoro and Claudia Cappelli.
  • Panel Discussion

Important Dates

Date Event
Monday, 28 April 2014 Paper submission deadline (extended)
Thursday, 29 May 2014 Notification of acceptance
Friday, 20 June 2014 Camera-ready copy, conference registration
2 September 2014, 14:00-18:00 EMA Workshop at EDOC 2014
1-5 September 2014 EDOC 2014 Conference

Topics of Interest

Techniques for enterprise model specification

  • Languages for enterprise model specification and analysis
  • Architectural views, viewpoints and layers
  • Formalization of enterprise models
  • Integration, mapping and alignment of (heterogeneous) models
  • Business-Systems-IT traceability and alignment

Techniques for enterprise model analysis

  • Functional and statistical analysis
  • Big data information retrieval, mining and analysis
  • Business process management
  • Business analytics
  • Ontology engineering
  • Formal techniques
  • Simulation

Applications of model-based analysis

  • Verification, validation, conformance, and consistency checking
  • Valuation of enterprise models
  • Alignment assessment
  • Model auditing

Methods and tools for enterprise model analysis

  • Governance, maintenance and evolution of enterprise models
  • Collaborative methods for model analysis
  • Elicitation methods
  • Applications of design science research to model analysis
  • Tools for enterprise model analysis