Aligning Application Architecture to the Business Context

Roelf J. Wieringa, Henk Blanken, M.M. Fokkinga, P.W.P.J. Grefen

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Alignment of application architecture to business architecture is a central problem in the design, acquisition and implementation of information systems in current large-scale information-processing organizations. Current research in architecture alignment is either too strategic or too software implementation-oriented to be of use to the practicing information systems architect. This paper presents a framework to analyze the alignment problem and operationalizes this as an approach to application architecture design given a business context. We summarize guidelines for application architecture design and illustrate our approach and guidelines with an example.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Conference on Advanced Information System Engineering (CAiSE 2003)
EditorsJ. Eder, M. Missikoff
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-40442-2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003
Event15th International Conference on Advanced Information System Engineering, CAiSE 2003 - University of Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt/Velden, Austria
Duration: 16 Jun 200320 Jun 2003
Conference number: 15

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference15th International Conference on Advanced Information System Engineering, CAiSE 2003
Abbreviated titleCAiSE
Other16-20 Jun 2003
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  • SCS-Services
  • EWI-7366
  • METIS-216011
  • IR-46761

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