Stockholm university

Janis StirnaProfessor

About me

Janis Stirna has received a degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer and Systems Sciences from the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden in 2001 and Associate Professor (docent) from Jönköping University, Sweden in 2008. In 2015 he was promoted to full professor at Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV), Stockholm University.


He is teaching Object Oriented System Analysis with UML to first year BSc study programmes at DSV, Stockholm University.


Research interests include enterprise modelling and requirements engineering methods and tools, organisational patterns, knowledge management and transfer of best practices. Stirna is an author or co-author of more than 100 research reports and publications as well as three text books on Enterprise Modeling. He has participated in fourteen EU financed research projects.  He has co-developed the EKP – Enterprise Knowledge Patterns, the EKD – Enterprise Knowledge Development, and 4EM – For Enterprise Modelling approaches. Stirna was coordinator of FP7 project CaaS – “Capability as a Service for digital enterprises”. The main objective of CaaS was to develop a method and a tool for design and delivery of context dependent business services.

He is currently the chair of IFIP Working Group 8.1 Design and Evaluation of Information Systems. Together with prof. Anne Persson and prof Kurt Sandkuhl he initiated of the WG8.1 PoEM conference series.


- Janis Stirna, Anne Persson: Enterprise Modeling – Facilitating the Process and the People. 20018, ISBN 978-3-319-94857-7, link to Springer

- Kurt Sandkuhl, Janis Stirna (Eds.): Capability Management in Digital Enterprises, Springer, 2018, ISBN 978-3-319-90423-8, link to Springer

- Kurt Sandkuhl, Janis Stirna, Anne Persson, Matthias Wißotzki: Enterprise Modeling – Tackling Business Challenges with the 4EM Method. The Enterprise Engineering Series, Springer 2014, ISBN978-3-662-43724-7, pp. 1-299, link to Springer

- Kurt Sandkuhl, Matthias Wißotzki, Janis Stirna: Unternehmensmodellierung: Grundlagen, Methode und Praktiken, Springer 2013, ISBN: 978-3-642-31092-8, link to Springer

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Research projects