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)
University of Pretoria, 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
  • 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

The EAE TC’s mission is to promote the enterprise architecture and enterprise engineering domains internationally and we therefore focus on the following activities:

  • Create and organize annual international and local events focusing on enterprise architecture and engineering.
  • Publish relevant research and case studies in enterprise architecture and engineering, and create opportunities for such publications.

Recent activities of the EAE TC include:

  • Organising the annual international ES Conference in collaboration with the SMC EIS TC:

    • The 4th International Conference on Enterprise Systems was organized by Gang Li and Yale Yu and held in Melbourne, Australia, 2-3 November 2016. (http://www.es2016.conferences.academy/)
    • The 3rd International Conference on Enterprise Systems, ES2015 was organized by Prof Knut Hinkelmann, FHNW, Switzerland, and was held 14-15 October 2015 in Basel, Switzerland (http://www.es2015.org/home)
    • The second international conference on Enterprise Systems, ICES 2014, was held in Shanghai, China, August 2-3, 2014.
    • The first international conference on Enterprise Systems, ES 2013, was held in Cape Town, South Africa, 7-8 November 2013.
  • EAE TC members were involved in a proposal for a workshop on advanced enterprise modeling for ICEIS 2017 (http://www.iceis.org/Workshops.aspx#AEM).
  • The TC organised a special track at SMC 2016 (http://smc2016.org/node/9)
  • In 2015 / 2016 members of the TC submitted two papers in a Special Issue: Computers in Industry: Special Issue on Future Perspectives on Next Generation Enterprise Information Systems: Emerging Domains and Application that were accepted:

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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