Architecture Principles Compliance Analysis

João Alves, André Vasconcelos, Pedro Sousa


The architecture principles play a key role in the enterprise architecture evolution. However, the architecture does not always address the principles intentions, which could result in unplanned deviations. Through the related work is perceptible the nonexistence of an architecture analysis based on architecture principles. Hereupon, this research proposes an architecture analysis to evaluate the architecture compliance with architecture principles. The proposed analysis, based on ArchiMate consists in the principle formalization where the principle expected impact is recognized. This analysis enables to identify the principle compliant elements in an enterprise architecture description. This analysis has been applied in one of the largest Portuguese insurance companies to analyse the compliance of some specific architectures. The analysis feasibility presents this research as a contribution to the architecture principles field.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Alves J., Vasconcelos A. and Sousa P. (2014). Architecture Principles Compliance Analysis . In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-029-1, pages 328-334. DOI: 10.5220/0004882803280334

in Bibtex Style

author={João Alves and André Vasconcelos and Pedro Sousa},
title={Architecture Principles Compliance Analysis},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - Architecture Principles Compliance Analysis
SN - 978-989-758-029-1
AU - Alves J.
AU - Vasconcelos A.
AU - Sousa P.
PY - 2014
SP - 328
EP - 334
DO - 10.5220/0004882803280334