Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise architecture (EA) is the process of translating business vision and strategy into effective enterprise change by creating, communicating and improving the key requirements, principles and models that describe the enterprise's future state and enable its evolution.

Enterprise Architecture enables the various parts of an organization to articulate information, technology and business strategy in a common decision framework.

The notion of Architecture may be seen from different viewpoints, depending on its contextual usage. For instance, TOGAF®, The Open Group Architecture Framework, views architecture along the two following perspectives:

  1. A formal description of a system, or a detailed plan of the system at component level to guide its implementation
  2. The structure of components, their inter-relationships, and the principles and guidelines governing their design and evolution over time.

The research group  participates in several Open Innovation projects, especially EU funded projects. Current projects are PERICLES  (digital preservation) and Mobinet  (privacy within transportation networks).