André Vasconcelos, Carla Marques Pereira, Pedro Sousa, José Tribolet


Currently organizations, pushed by several business and technological changes, are more concern about Information systems (IS) than ever. Though organizations usually still face each IS as a separately technological issue with slight relations with business domain. This paper discusses the importance of the Information System Architecture (ISA) as the tool for ensuring a global view on IS and for explicitly assessing alignment between technology and business processes and strategies. In this paper, considering the numerous topics, technologies and buzzwords surrounding ISA domain, we identify the major ISA open issues, namely: ISA Modelling, ISA Methodology, ISA Evaluation, IS Architectural Styles and Patterns, and IS/Business Alignment. We also present our advances in addressing some of these issues, by proposing an approach for ISA evaluation and IS/Business Alignment measure. This approach is supported on an ISA modelling framework and provides several indicators and measures for ISA evaluation. This approach is applied to an IS health care project evaluation.


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Paper Citation

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Vasconcelos A., Marques Pereira C., Sousa P. and Tribolet J. (2004). OPEN ISSUES ON INFORMATION SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE RESEARCH DOMAIN: THE VISION . In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 972-8865-00-7, pages 273-282. DOI: 10.5220/0002640702730282

in Bibtex Style

author={André Vasconcelos and Carla Marques Pereira and Pedro Sousa and José Tribolet},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
SN - 972-8865-00-7
AU - Vasconcelos A.
AU - Marques Pereira C.
AU - Sousa P.
AU - Tribolet J.
PY - 2004
SP - 273
EP - 282
DO - 10.5220/0002640702730282