ISO 42010: "An architecture framework is defined as the conventions, principles and practices for the description of architectures established within a specific domain of application and/or community of stakeholders."1
To conform to the 113 Standard, an architecture framework must specify:
- the identification of concerns;
- the identification of stakeholders having those concerns;
- architecture viewpoints that frame those concerns; and
- correspondence rules integrating those viewpoints.
During the development of ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010 a Survey of Architecture Frameworks was developed and can be viewed on the www.iso-architecture.org website. Most, but not all, of these frameworks related to the practice of enterprise architecture from an information technology viewpoint.