Adaptive Enterprise Architecture for Digital Transformation

  • Alfred Zimmermann
  • Rainer SchmidtEmail author
  • Dierk Jugel
  • Michael Möhring
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 567)


The Internet of Things, Enterprise Social Networks, Adaptive Case Management, Mobility systems, Analytics for Big Data, and Cloud services environments are emerging to support smart connected products and services and the digital transformation. Biological metaphors of living and adaptable ecosystems provide the logical foundation for self-optimizing and resilient run-time environments for intelligent business services and related distributed information systems with service-oriented enterprise architectures. We are investigating mechanisms for flexible adaptation and evolution for the next digital enterprise architecture systems in the context of the digital transformation. Our aim is to support flexibility and agile transformation for both business and related enterprise systems through adaptation and dynamical evolution of digital enterprise architectures. The present research paper investigates digital transformations of business and IT and integrates fundamental mappings between adaptable digital enterprise architectures and service-oriented information systems. We are putting a spotlight with the example domain – Internet of Things.


Digital transformation Internet of Things Digital enterprise architecture Architectural integration method Adaptable services and systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfred Zimmermann
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rainer Schmidt
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Dierk Jugel
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Michael Möhring
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.Reutlingen UniversityReutlingenGermany
  2. 2.Munich UniversityMunichGermany
  3. 3.Rostock UniversityRostockGermany
  4. 4.Aalen UniversityRostockGermany

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