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EDOC 2014 : The 18th IEEE International EDOC Conference


Conference Series : Enterprise Distributed Object Computing
When Sep 1, 2014 - Sep 5, 2014
Where Ulm, Germany
Abstract Registration Due Mar 22, 2014
Submission Deadline Mar 29, 2014
Notification Due May 13, 2014
Final Version Due Jun 14, 2014

Call For Papers

The 18th IEEE International EDOC Conference (EDOC 2014)
"The Enterprise Computing Conference"
Main Theme: Utilizing Big Data for Enterprise of the Future
Ulm, Germany
September 1-5, 2014

Abstract submission (optional): March 22, 2014 (extended deadline)
Full paper submission due: March 29, 2014 (extended deadline)
Workshop proposal submissions: January 6, 2014 (closed)
Workshop and demo paper submissions: April 28, 2014 (extended deadline)

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About the Conference

IEEE EDOC 2014 is the eighteenth conference in a series that provides the
key forum for researchers and practitioners in the field of enterprise
computing. EDOC conferences address the full range of models,
methodologies, and engineering technologies contributing to intra- and
inter-enterprise application systems. Since 1997, EDOC has brought
together leading computer scientists, IT decision makers, enterprise
architects, solution designers, and practitioners to discuss enterprise
computing challenges, models and solutions from the perspectives of
academia, industry, and government. The IEEE EDOC conference series
emphasizes a holistic view on enterprise applications engineering and
management, fostering integrated approaches that address and relate
business processes, people and technology.

EDOC'14 welcomes high quality scientific submissions as well as experience
papers on enterprise computing from industry. The main theme of EDOC'14 is
"Utilizing Big Data for Enterprise of the Future" and addresses the
four V's of Big Data in the context of enterprise computing

1. new ways to utilize and manage the large *volume* of data in
2. efficient techniques for handling the *velocity* of data where large
amount of data are captured in a short time frame,
3. bringing together a large *variety* of different forms of data within
and across enterprises, and
4. dealing with *veracity* or uncertainty of data leading to quality and
trust in collected data.

Expert panel discussions and keynotes will address current topics and
issues in this domain.


The IEEE EDOC conference seeks high-quality contributions addressing the
domains, life-cycle issues, and realization technologies involved in
building, deploying and operating enterprise computing systems.
Suggested areas include, but are not limited to:

- Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Application Architecture
* Enterprise architecture frameworks
* Enterprise architecture analysis, assessment and prediction
* Cloud computing and the evolution of enterprise architectures
* Enterprise ontologies

- Model-based Approaches
* Model-driven architectures and model-driven software development
* Modeling based on domain specific languages (DSL)
* Approaches based on reference architectures
* Collaborative development and cooperative engineering issues

- Service-oriented Architectures (SOA) and Enterprise Service Architectures (ESA)
* Service engineering and evolution of related specifications
* Semantics-based service engineering
* Service composition, orchestration and choreography
* Enterprise service bus
* Complex event processing and event-driven architectures

- Governance in Service-oriented Architectures
* Service policies, contract definition and enforcement
* Security/privacy policy definition and description languages
* Security/privacy policy interoperability

- Business process management (BPM)
* Business process modeling, verification, configuration and
* Process-aware information systems (PAIS), Human-centric PAIS, Social BPM
* Managing business process variability, adaptation and evolution in PAIS
* Process mining and its application in business analytics
* Distributed and cross-organizational business processes
* Data-intensive processes
* Cloud impact on BPM, business processes in the cloud
* Emerging BPM paradigms (e.g., adaptive case management, data-driven

- Business analytics
* Modeling and predictive analytics for enterprise computing
* Data-driven enterprise strategy
* Collaboration enterprise analytic platforms
* Business process intelligence (e.g., process performance management)
* Continuous, online analytics for big data in the enterprise

- Business rules
* Business rule languages and engines
* Relation between business rules and business processes
* Business rules and service computing
* Business rules and compliance management, business process compliance

- Information integration and interoperability
* Business object modeling methodologies and approaches
* Taxonomies, ontologies and business knowledge integration
* Master data management, data mining and (real-time) data warehousing
* Flexible information models and systems (e.g., object-driven processes)
* Data quality and trustworthiness

- Networked Enterprise Solutions
* Enterprise interoperability, collaboration and its architecture
* Virtual organizations, including multi-agent system support
* Cross-enterprise collaboration in a world of cloud, social and big data
* Digital ecosystems
* Trust management

- Enterprise applications deployment and governance
* Performance and operational risk prediction and measurement
* Quality of service (QoS) and cost of service (CoS)
* Management and maintenance of enterprise computing systems
* Information assurance
* Human and social organizational factors in enterprise computing

- Emerging trends in distributed enterprise applications
* Social information and innovation networks, social media impact on the
* People-centric collaboration systems, people-centric services
* Private and public cloud computing Infrastructures
* Idea management and crowdsourcing
* Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 and beyond
* Mobile enterprise services
* Industry specific solutions (e.g. for aerospace, automotive, finance,
logistics, medicine and telecommunications)
* Research and public sector collaboration (e.g. in e-health,
e-government, e-science)


The 18th IEEE International EDOC Conference (EDOC'14) will be complemented by several workshops. These workshops are meant to facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences between active researchers and practitioners as well as to stimulate discussions on new and emerging issues in line with the conference topics. Workshops may concentrate in-depth on research topics, or may also be devoted to application and/or standardization issues.

The following nine workshops will take place in conjunction with EDOC'14:

* 5th International Workshop on Models and Model-driven Methods for Service Engineering (3M4SE'14)
* 3rd International Workshop on Adaptive Case Management and other non-workflow approaches to BPM (AdaptiveCM'14) []
* 1st International Workshop on Compliance, Evolution and Security in Cross-Organizational Processes (CeSCoP'14) []
* 1st International Workshop on Enterprise Model Analysis (EMA'14) []
* 1st International Workshop on Engineering Cloud Applications and Services (EnCASE'14) []
* 7th International Workshop on Evolutionary Business Processes (EVL-BP'14)
* 2nd International Workshop on Methodical Development of Modeling Tools (ModTools'14) []
* 6th International Workshop on Service Oriented Enterprise Architecture for Enterprise Engineering (SoEA4EE'14) []
* 9th International Workshop on Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research (TEAR'14) []

Submission Guidelines

Two types of paper submissions are solicited:

1. scientific research papers, and
2. industry experience reports or case studies.

*Scientific research papers* should describe original results not been
accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere. These papers will be
evaluated based on their scientific and technical contribution,
originality, and relevance. In turn, *industry experience reports*
should provide new insights gained in case studies or when applying
enterprise computing technology in practice; *industry experience
reports* shall further provide important feedback about the state of
practice and pose challenges for researchers. These papers will be
evaluated based on their appropriateness, significance, and clarity.

Submissions should be full papers with 8-10 pages. All submissions must
be made in PDF format and comply with the
[IEEE Computer Society Conference Proceedings Format Guidelines]
They should be made via the electronic submission system of the EDOC
Conference Management system hosted on EasyChair:

All papers will be refereed by at least 3 members of the international
program committee. The conference proceedings will be published by the
IEEE Computer Society Press and be made accessible through IEEE Xplore
and the IEEE Computer Society Digital Library.

Post Conference Publication

The authors of a collection of selected papers will be invited to
prepare a substantially revised and extended version of their papers for
publication in a special journal issue. The journal will be announced in
due course.

Important Dates:

* Abstract submission (optional): March 22, 2014 (extended deadline)
* Full paper submission due: March 29, 2014 (extended deadline)
* Conference paper acceptance notifications: May 13, 2014

* Workshop and demo paper submissions: April 28, 2014 (extended deadline)
* Workshops paper acceptance notifications: May 27, 2014

* All camera-ready papers due: June 14, 2014

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