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November 9, 2011

Speakers: Mr. Matthias Farwick, PhD candidate, University of Innsbruck

Title: Living IT-Landscape Models - Automation Techniques for Enterprise Architecture Model Maintenance

Abstract: Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) is the practice of modeling the business and IT artifacts in an enterprise and relating them with each other. By documenting these interdependencies between business and the supporting IT, strategic decisions can be made towards a planned and consolidated enterprise architecture that matches the business needs. However, enterprise architecture models can grow very large, thus making the manual creation and maintenance of these models a difficult and time consuming task. This talk introduces the research project "Living IT-Landscape Models" that has the aim of automating the maintenance of EA models by collecting information from both runtime information sources as well as manual input and integrating the consolidated data into the EA model.

Biography: Matthias Farwick has received his MSc in Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, in 2010. He has worked in several research projects in the area of model-driven security configuration and access control in the US, Canada and China. Currently, he pursues his PhD studies at the University of Innsbruck in the area of automated Enterprise Architecture model maintenance and works as a consultant in the field of IT-Landscape management for QE-LaB Business Services.