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SE 2013 : The 1st International Workshop on the Social Enterprise


When Jul 3, 2013 - Jul 4, 2013
Where Angers, France
Submission Deadline Apr 9, 2013
Notification Due Apr 30, 2013
Final Version Due May 13, 2013

Call For Papers

Today’s enterprises are caught in the middle of a major financial storm that is putting at risk their profit, growth, and even survival. To respond to this storm, the enterprises have launched different initiatives to improve their business processes and align their development strategies with market needs, for example.
Regular enterprise applications like Enterprise Resource Planning and Supply Chain Management implement structured business processes in which the steps to perform are well defined. Basically there is little room for leadership and innovation during the completion of these processes without triggering a complex re-thinking process that usually takes time to implement and see its effects, which is sometimes late and inefficient due to business constant changes. Several decisions are to be made on the fly based on unstructured data that people receive from various sources. Some of these data are part of people's tacit knowledge.

This workshop focuses on online sources (with focus on social applications like social networks and blogs) that illustrate Web 2.0 widespread adoption. Social applications rely on users’ ability and willingness to interact, share, and recommend. However the richness and complexity of information in these applications pose challenges on how to capture and structure these information for future use while preserving user privacy and information sensitivity. Different studies encourage enterprises to allow their employees to embrace social applications in order to establish and foster contacts with their colleagues, customers, and suppliers.

Topics of Interest
This workshop aims at addressing the lack of techniques and guidelines that would enable enterprises to weave social relationships (e.g., collegiality, fairness, and supervision) into their operation. This should lead into business processes in the enterprise that reinforce the fact that employees establish and maintain social networks of contacts, rely on some privileged contacts when needed, and form with other peers strong and long lasting social collaborative groups. In today’s economies, an enterprise’s ability to sustain its growth and competitiveness depends on how well it socially manages its communications with various stakeholders for instance, customers, suppliers, competitors, and partners.

Specific possible topics include (but not limited to):

Service computing for the social enterprise
Standards for the social enterprise
Methods for designing the social enterprise
Semantic technologies for the social enterprise
Privacy and security in the social enterprise
Context management for the social enterprise
Case studies

Workshop Program Committee
Lam Alan, Lingnan University, HK
Yacine Atif, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Djamal Benslimane, Lyon 1 University, Lyon, France
Nik Bessis, University of Derby, UK
Chiu, Dickson, Dickson Computer System, HK
Chihab Hanachi, University of Toulouse I/IRIT, France
Naoufel Kraiem, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Ma Antonia Martinez Carreras, University of Murcia, Spain
In Lee, Western Illinois University, US
Wathiq Mansoor, American University in Dubai, U.A.E
Sonia Ben Mokhtar, CNRS Research Center, France
Alexander Norta, University of Helsinki, Finland
Nir Oren, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Carlos Pedrinaci, The Open University Walton Hall, United Kingdom
Milan Petkovic, Technical University Eindhoven and Philips Research Europe, The Netherlands
Ho, Rosiah, Lingnan University, HK
Shayma Saad Abdulla Al Kobaisi, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Maja Vukovic, IBM T.J. Watson Research, US
Leandro Krug Wives, UFRGS, Rio Grande, Brazil

Paper Submission
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines and Templates.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at:
All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings book, under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (
SciTePress is member of CrossRef (

Chairs: Zakaria Maamar, Youcef Baghdadi, Alfred Loo, Ejub Kajan and Noura Faci

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