LEAP: a precise lightweight framework for enterprise architecture

Tony Clark, Balbir S. Barn, Samia Oussena

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


This paper proposes LEAP, a simple framework for Enterprise Architecture (EA) that views an organization as an engine that executes in terms of hierarchically decomposed communicating components. The approach allows all aspects of the architecture to be precisely defined using standard modelling notations. Given that the approach is simple and precisely defined it can form the basis for a wide range of EA analysis techniques including simulation, compliance and consistency checking. The paper defines the LEAP framework and shows that it can be used to represent the key features of ArchiMate whilst containing fewer orthogonal concepts. We also show that the precision of LEAP, achieved through the use of OCL, can be used to verify both the claims made for inter-layer relationships in EA models and for extensions to ArchiMate.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISEC '11 Proceedings of the 4th India Software Engineering Conference
ISBN (Print) 978-1-4503-0559-4
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2011
Eventthe 4th India Software Engineering Conference - Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Duration: 24 Feb 201127 Feb 2011


Conferencethe 4th India Software Engineering Conference


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