Towards an Approach for Stakeholder-Oriented Elicitation and Identification of Concerns in EA

  • Carsten Lucke
  • Ulrike Lechner
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 92)


The concept of concern is used in Enterprise Architecture (EA) to express a stakeholder’s area of interest in a system whose architecture is to be described. Many EA-related problems are rooted in weak stakeholder orientation. We propose an approach to explicitly model stakeholders’ concerns as part of an architecture description. Our contribution is a modeling notation for concern elicitation and a method for concern identification. Our approach is based on goal-oriented requirements engineering and is compatible to the conceptual framework of the ISO 42010 international standard. We claim that our approach allows for a more thorough understanding of stakeholders’ concerns and facilitates a stronger stakeholder orientation in EA.


Goal-oriented requirements engineering GORE enterprise architecture concern elicitation concern identification stakeholder orientation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carsten Lucke
    • 1
  • Ulrike Lechner
    • 1
  1. 1.WirtschaftsinformatikUniversität der Bundeswehr MünchenNeubibergGermany

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