VR-EAT: Visualization of Enterprise Architecture Tool Diagrams in Virtual Reality

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 391)


The digital transformation occurring in enterprises results in an increasingly dynamic and complex IT landscape that in turn impacts enterprise architecture (EA) and its artefacts. New approaches for dealing with more complex and dynamic models and conveying EA structural and relational insights are needed. As EA tools attempt to address these challenges, virtual reality (VR) can potentially enhance EA tool capabilities and user insight but further investigation is needed in how this can be achieved. This paper contributes a VR solution concept for visualizing, navigating, and interacting with EA tool dynamically-generated diagrams and models using the EA tool Atlas. An implementation shows its feasibility and a case study using EA scenarios is used to demonstrate its potential.


Virtual reality Enterprise architecture Enterprise modeling Enterprise architecture tools Visualization 



The authors would like to thank Ricardo Santos Leal for his technical assistance with Atlas.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentAalen UniversityAalenGermany
  2. 2.Instituto Superior TécnicoUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Link ConsultingLisbonPortugal

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