Call for Papers LAC 2018 open until May 4th

The National Digital Architecture Conference 2018: PARADOXES IN ARCHITECTURE

Sometimes the life of the IT person seems extremely confusing. Had we just become accustomed to the idea that intermediaries would die out, Uber and AirBnB would come to play as an intermediary in markets where we did not have them before. If Microsoft starts adhering to standards, Google, Amazon, Redhat, Heroku and IBM each introduce their own way to put IT in the cloud. And while thousands of architects have certified themselves in TOGAF, we all do Agile.

It is the task of enterprise architects to investigate these contradictions in order to arrive at the underlying principles. Once you have found them, it usually appears that the contradiction is only an illusion. The TOGAF and the agile adept find each other when they agree that thinking about cohesion is the essence of TOGAF and is not forbidden in agile. Internet increases transparency, which sometimes leads to fewer, but often to more intermediaries. And cloud is still in the exploratory phase – those standards will come eventually.

The 20th edition of the National Architecture Congress, the LAC 2018, is about these apparent contradictions in our field. We want to use paradoxes as tools to penetrate to the core of our field. That is what we will do, just like the last two years, in Den Bosch, on 15 and 16 November. We will do that with interesting and inspiring keynote speakers, as you have come to expect from us for 19 editions. We are also continuing a trend that has already started in a modest way in 2017: more variation in the working methods that we use.

The program committee is looking for contributions that address one or more of these roles within the theme Paradoxes in Architecture. The following areas of attention have our special attention:

  • Paradoxes in delivery
  • Paradoxes in blockchain
  • Paradoxes in smart
  • Paradoxes in solution architecture
  • Paradoxes in cloud
  • Paradoxes in privacy
  • Paradoxes in IT-competences

The program committee is looking for proposals addressing of these topics. Only proposals that are submitted via the web form will be honored. Fill out the form before Friday May 4th:
Contact address for questions:

We hope to meet you at the LAC 2018 in Den Bosch!

On behalf of the LAC Program Committee,
Martin van den Berg, Raimond Brookman, Pascal van Eck, Bas van Gils, Charles Hendriks, Bas van Hengstum, Joost Lommers, Mats Ouborg, Paul Oude Luttighuis and Jaap Teeuwen.

The National Digital Architecture Conference has been the platform for IT architecture and digitization for 19 years. Every year, 400 colleagues visit the conference. The LAC is owned by the NAF and is organized by CKC Seminars, this year on 15 and 16 November in congress center 1931 in ‘s Hertogenbosch. For more information:

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