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EEWC 2011 : 1st Enterprise Engineering Working Conference


Conference Series : Enterprise Engineering Working Conference
When May 16, 2011 - May 17, 2011
Where Antwerp, Belgium
Abstract Registration Due Jan 14, 2011
Submission Deadline Jan 21, 2011
Notification Due Feb 18, 2011
Final Version Due Mar 4, 2011

Call For Papers

1st Enterprise Engineering Working Conference (EEWC 2011)

May, 16-17, 2011, Antwerp, Belgium

Modern enterprises face a strong economical pressure to increase competitiveness, to operate on a global market, and to engage in alliances of several kinds. But the vast majority of strategic initiatives in enterprises fail, meaning that enterprises are unable to gain success from their strategy. Abundant research indicates that the key reason for strategic failures is the lack of coherence and consistency among the various components of an enterprise. At the same time, the need to operate as a unified and integrated whole is becoming increasingly important. These challenges are dominantly addressed from a functional or managerial perspective, as advocated by management and organization science. Such knowledge is necessary and sufficient for managing an enterprise, but it is inadequate for bringing about changes. To do that, one needs to take a constructional or engineering perspective. Both organizations and software systems are complex and prone to entropy. This means that in the course of time, the costs of bringing about similar changes increase in a way that is known as combinatorial explosion. Regarding (automated) information systems, this has been demonstrated; regarding organizations, it is still a conjecture. Entropy can be reduced and managed effectively through modular design based on atomic elements. The people in an enterprise are collectively responsible for the operation (including management) of the enterprise. In addition, they are collectively responsible for the evolution of the enterprise (adapting to needs for change). These responsibilities can only be borne if one has appropriate knowledge of the enterprise.

Focus and Goal

The Enterprise Engineering Working Conference is the first working conference in the emerging field of Enterprise Engineering with the goal to gather academics and practitioners in order to share innovative research issues and practical experiences, and to facilitate profound discussions about challenges mentioned above. Addressing these challenges requires a paradigm shift. It is the mission of the discipline of Enterprise Engineering to develop new, appropriate theories, models, methods and other artifacts for the analysis, design, implementation, and governance of enterprises by combining (relevant parts of) management and organization science, information systems science, and computer science. The ambition is to address (all) traditional topics in said disciplines from the Enterprise Engineering Paradigm. The result of the efforts should be theoretically rigorous and practically relevant.

Topics of interest to this workshop include, but are not limited to:

* Enterprise Ontology
* Enterprise Architecture
* Enterprise Governance
* Modeling (cross-enterprise) business processes
* Reference models for (cross-enterprise) business processes
* Domain reference ontologies
* Business rules
* Information systems development
* Information system ontologies
* Information system architectures
* Component-based system development
* Ontology-based web services
* Interoperability testing and verification
* Service Oriented Architecture
* Enterprise modeling and simulation
* Organizational modeling and simulation
* Business process modeling and simulation
* Collaborative, Participative, and Interactive Modeling


The Enterprise Engineering Working Conference arises out of a series of successful workshops (CIAO!'10, CIAO!'09, CIAO!'08, MIOS-CIAO'06, MIOS-INTEROP'05, MIOS'04) held at the DESRIST, CAiSE and OTM Federated conferences so far.

We are looking for articles on current or recently finished research projects as well as articles from practitioners. Based on our inspiring experience of the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010 workshops, the Enterprise Engineering Working Conference is planned to be a real working conference, providing ample time for profound discussions during two days.

The focus of discussion will be on the emerging discipline of enterprise engineering, in particular according to the Enterprise Engineering Manifesto.

The EEWC proceedings will be published in the Springer LNBIP series "Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing".

The authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of the paper for possible publication at the International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design.
Submission Conditions

Papers should be submitted in PDF format. The results described must be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. Submissions must conform to Springer's LNBIP format and should not exceed 15 pages, including all text, figures, references and appendices. Submissions not conforming to the LNBIP format or exceeding 15 pages will be rejected without review. Information about the Springer LNBIP format can be found at Springer LNBIP web page. Three to five keywords characterizing the paper should be indicated at the end of the abstract.

Important Dates

Abstract submission January 14, 2011
Paper submission January 21, 2011
Acceptance notification February 18, 2011
Camera ready March 4, 2011
EEWC May 16-17, 2011


General Chair
Jan L.G. Dietz, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Organization Chairs
Herwig Mannaert, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Jan Verelst, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Program Chair
Antonia Albani, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Program Co-Chairs
Eduard Babkin, Higher School of Economics Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Junichi Iijima, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
José Tribolet, INESC and Lisbon University of Technology, Portugal

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