Enterprise Architecture and Engineering

TC Leadership

Alta van der Merwe

TC Co-Chair

Alta van der Merwe (Email)
University of Pretoria, South Africa

Aurona Gerber

TC Co-Chair

Aurona Gerber (Email)
Meraka, CSIR South Africa

Our Goal

Enterprise Architecture (EA) is described as a means to cope with organizations’ ever-increasing complexity by ensuring that organizations appropriately use and optimize their technical resources. EA is therefore seen as an integrated and holistic vision of an enterprise’s fundamental organization, embodied in its elements (people, processes, applications, etc.), their relationships to each other and to the environment, and the principles guiding its design and evolution. Enterprise Engineering (EE) is defined the engineering skills and activities necessary to construct and implement enterprise architecture.
The goal of the EAE TC is to provide a forum for exchanging ideas among EA and EE researchers and engineers through scientific events such as the organization of invited sessions at IEEE SMC Society (SMCS) conferences and workshops.


  • Lars Baekgaard, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Joseph Barjis , Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Kevin Bayes, Bayes Technologies, South Africa
  • Randy Bradley, University of Tennessee, USA
  • Carsten Brocmann, University of Postdam, Germany
  • Quang Bui, Bentley University, USA
  • Markus Buschle, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
  • Graeme Cartwright, Cartwright’s Consultants, South Africa
  • Brian Cameron, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Anthea Connolley, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
  • Martha De Jager, CNCI, South Africa
  • Marne de Vries, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Kai Fischbach, University of Bamberg, Germany
  • Asif Gill, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Knut Hinkelmann, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland FHNW, Switzerland
  • Molapo Jonathan, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
  • Helmut Krcmar, Technical University Munchen, Germany
  • Mark Lankhorst, Novay, Netherlands
  • James Lapalme, l’École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
  • Bill Makin, Engineers Enterprise Pty Ltd, Australia
  • Florian Matthes, Technische Universität München, Germany
  • Valter Moreno, Faculdades Ibmec, Brazil
  • Erik Proper, Public Research Centre – Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
  • Brenda Scholtz, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
  • Lionel Schotter, South Africa
  • Siphokazi Simandla, Lumoka Strat, South Africa
  • Raymond Slot, Hogeschool Utrecht, Netherlands
  • John Zachman, Zachman International, USA

Recent Activities

  • Co-organized the first IEEE SMC conference focusing on Enterprise Systems (ES 2013), with the TC on Enterprise Information Systems, in Cape Town, South Africa during 7-8 November 2013.
  • Provides a forum for Enterprise Architecture and Engineering researchers, engineers and practitioners interested to promote EA and EE as both a research and grounded practical discipline.
  • Wants to encourage researchers and IEEE members to participate in research in Enterprise Architecture and Engineering, as well as related fields.
  • Endeavors to organize workshops, special sessions and conference tracks, for instance at IEEE/SMC conferences. An example of a workshop is the full day tutorial hosted at IEEE SMC 2011 (Anchorage, Alaska) entitled Enterprise Engineering from an Ontological Perspective with John Zachman.
  • Endeavors to organize special journal issues in Enterprise Architecture and Engineering, and related topics for researchers to publish high quality research outputs.
  • Will collaborate with related SMCS TCs such as the complementary TC on Enterprise Information Systems in order to encourage activities within the two TCs and to broaden the fields of interest.

Join Us

  • Participate in international conferences and workshops on Enterprise Architecture and Engineering
  • Interact with international experts in Academia and Industry on Enterprise Architecture and Engineering, as well as related fields.
  • Obtain and collaborate on the most recent research through communications and visits with TC members.

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