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Diana Marosin


Problem definition

This thesis is part of the RationalArchitecture project developed in the EE-Team, as a CORE project between CRP Henri Tudor and the University of Luxembourg, funded by the FNR.  

In the current Enterprise Architecture literature we notice a large body of work around enterprise architecture principles, however the field is missing a strict formalism and ways for the measurement of the implementation, the adoption or the impact of principles on the organisation. To that end, we ask ourselves what is the impact of compliance on the EA models with architecture principles? Our end goal is to represent and semi-automate the analysis of the impact of principles on EA models by means of formal frameworks and tool support, similar to their counterparts in other disciplines, such as Requirements Engineering (RE) or Artificial Intelligence (AI). 

Research questions/objectives

Our main research question is:  How to measure and manage the impact of EA principles on EA models? In this context principles are viewed as a normative restriction of the design freedom. With this definition of "impact" in place, our main research question becomes: How to measure and manage the design restriction of EA principles on EA models?

We aim to: 
  • Understand how the goals and commitments of one individual fit into a higher hierarchy and how they influence the commitments and goals of others. 
  • Capture decisions taken by an individual at run-time without interfering with their task? What are the impacts of capturing the decision at the run-time can have on the individual activities?
  • Support an individual in fulfilling its tasks while ensuring compliance with the regulations? (e.g. provide templates, suggested workflows) 
  • Work with different types of regulations and the associated modalities, e.g. make a difference between what is a regulation (“must”) and a best practice (“should”, “could”)
  • Understand conflicts in an inconsistent regulation set
  • Give rationalisation for breaking regulations or commitments

Full papers
  1. D. Marosin, S. Ghanavati, and D. van der Linden. A principle-based goal-oriented requirements language (GRL) for enterprise architecture. In F. Dalpiaz and J. Horko, editors, Proceedings of the Seventh International i* Workshop co-located with the 26th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2014), Thessaloniki, Greece, June 16-17, 2014., volume 1157 of CEUR Workshop Proceedings., 2014.

  2. D. Marosin, S. Sousa, and D. van der Linden. A collaborative risk management framework for enterprise architecture. In Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS), 2014 IEEE Eighth International Conference on, pages 1-6. IEEE,2014.

  3. Sergio Sousa, Diana Marosin, Khaled Gaaloul, Nicolas Mayer, Assessing Risks and Opportunities in Enterprise Architecture using an extended ADT Approach, In Proceedings of The 17th IEEE International EDOC Conference (EDOC 2013) - "The Enterprise Computing Conference", 9-13 september 2013, Vancouver, Canada

  4. Diana Marosin, Leon van der Torre, Changing commitments based on reasons and assumptions, In Proceedings of 15th International Workshop on Coordination, Organizations, Institutions, and Norms (COIN@AAMAS 2013), 6-7 May 2013, Co-located with the 12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2013), St. Paul Minnesota, USA

Position papers
  1. Diana Marosin, Erik Proper, Leon van der Torre, Changing Agreements - Intention Reconsideration Based On Assumptions And Reasons, In Proceedings of AT2012, 15-16 October 2012, Dubrovnik, Croatia. 
Doctoral Consortium
  1. Diana Marosin, Towards a Principle-Based Framework for Enterprise Architecture Rationalization, In Proceedings of the Doctoral Consortium of the 25th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2013), Valencia, Spain, June 21, 2013.