CE-SIB: A Modelling Method Plug-in for Managing Standards in Enterprise Architectures

  • Christoph MoserEmail author
  • Robert Andrei Buchmann
  • Wilfrid Utz
  • Dimitris Karagiannis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10650)


In Enterprise Architecture (EA) Management, adoption of standards brings essential benefits pertaining to compatibility and repeatability but also raises governance challenges. EA frameworks recommend placing architecture artifacts under strict governance to control technological diversity towards reduced costs of operation or business-IT alignment; however, they do not provide methodological guidance on how to support decision-making for standards management. Business process management, model-driven software engineering or IT service management do address such challenges, but fall short in covering all relevant architectural layers. Driven by industry experience, this paper proposes a modelling method plug-in (“function block”) to support a model-based integration of practices for standards compliance management and their relevant model bases. It also aims for generality, as the proposal is pluggable through “semantic docking points” to arbitrary EA frameworks. A prototypical implementation in the form of a modelling tool is discussed as an expository instantiation, as well as basis for evaluation and learned lessons.


TOGAF standards information base Enterprise architecture management Standardization Compliance evaluation Metamodelling 



The work of Dr. Robert Buchmann is supported by the Romanian National Research Authority through UEFISCDI, under grant agreement PN-III-P2-2.1-PED-2016-1140.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christoph Moser
    • 1
    Email author
  • Robert Andrei Buchmann
    • 2
  • Wilfrid Utz
    • 1
  • Dimitris Karagiannis
    • 1
  1. 1.Knowledge Engineering Research GroupUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Business Informatics Research CenterBabeş-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania

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