Semantic Enterprise Architecture Management / Semantic Process Models

Start date: 01.09.2010
Funded by: Universität Augsburg
Local head of project: Thomas Eisenbarth Bernhard Bauer
Local scientists: Melanie Langermeier
Philipp Diefenthaler



SEAM is a research project of the Softplant GmbH and the University of Augsburg. It is supported by the research and development programme (FuE) "Informations- und Kommunikationstechnik" of the Free State of Bavaria.

Within the SEAM project Semantic Web Technologies are applied to the field of Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) in order to formally describe architecture models, integrate existing data sources and thus allow for supporting the planning of changes of IT-landscapes in an automated manner.

In the context of SEAM, tools for EAM will be developed that are tailored to the specific needs of individual enterprises. They enable the use functional- and industry-specific terms to achieve a better user acceptance and the use of current data as a basis of plannings and decisions. Planning and preparation of change projects under consideration of all dependencies are supported by machines. Thus, complex projects like legacy system decommissioning can be mastered more easily.


In cooperation with Audi AG, Ingolstadt, a possibility to embed business process models for an existing EA-environment using semantic technologies has been developed.