[AISWorld] Deadline Extension (to Apr 14): 1st Workshop on Enterprise Engineering Theories and Methods (WEETM 2014) @ the 16th IEEE Conference on Business Informatics (CBI 2014) - July, Geneva, Switzerland

David Aveiro programchair at ciaonetwork.org
Sun Mar 30 20:48:50 EDT 2014

**Call for Papers (deadline extended)**

**1st Workshop on Enterprise Engineering Theories and Methods (WEETM

In conjunction with the 16th IEEE Conference on Business Informatics (CBI
2014) <http://ciaonetwork.org/phplist/lt.php?id=YU0HDhoABx1SDQ> - July,
Geneva, Switzerland

Important date: April 14 - Paper submission deadline (extended)*.

* please do submit your abstract as soon as possible so we can better
organize our review assignments beforehand.


Modern enterprises face a strong pressure to increase agility and
competitiveness, to operate on the global market, and to engage in manifold
alliances. However, the vast majority of strategic initiatives in
enterprises fail, meaning that enterprises are unable to gain success from
their strategy. The key reason for these 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. Currently, these challenges are dominantly
addressed from a functional or managerial perspective, as advocated by the
management and organization sciences, and as implemented in MBA programs.
Such knowledge is indeed necessary for managing an enterprise, but it is
inadequate for bringing about changes in a fully systematic and integrated
way. To do that, one needs to take a constructional or engineering

In addition, both organizations and software applications are complex
systems, 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. Entropy can be reduced and managed effectively
through modular design based on atomic elements.

Lastly, the individual persons in an enterprise, in cooperation, are
ultimately responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the
enterprise. They are also collectively responsible for the evolution of the
enterprise, in order to meet new challenges. These responsibilities can
only be borne if members have an appropriate knowledge and an effective
awareness of the construction of the enterprise given by a sound
engineering approach.

**Goals and Scope**

The workshop's primary goal is promoting active discussions centered on
theories and methods for the discipline of Enterprise Engineering (EE). We
seek to develop a foundation of sound theories over which methodologies can
be built and used to effectively engineer and manage enterprises. Hence our
main scope is on the presentation, discussion and evolution of EE theories
and/or methods. These can be: (1) inspired or related to the postulates of
the "Enterprise Engineering Manifesto" and/or the principles in the paper
"A discipline of Enterprise Engineering" as proposed by members of the
CIAO! research network
(http://ciaonetwork.org/phplist/lt.php?id=YU0GBBoABx1SDQ or (2) other
original EE theories and/or methods. The CIAO! network aims at
disseminating and developing EE with sound theories as a base and, with
this workshop, seeks constructive discussion within the network itself and
with other groups and individuals interested to contribute to the body of
knowledge of the EE discipline.

**Submissions **

Currently proposed EE-theories by the CIAO! network are divided in four
categories: philosophical, ontological, ideological and technological. The
CIAO! internet forum
(http://ciaonetwork.org/phplist/lt.php?id=YU0GAhoABx1SDQ provides research
documentation for download as well as an active discussion forum on topics
related to these theories and other EE topics.

Having this context in mind, we look for submissions of research papers of
three types: (1) that improve current CIAO! EE-theories or propose other
EE-theories that enrich the EE discipline; (2) that propose methods based
on CIAO! or other EE-theories;  and (3) application or usage of CIAO! or
other EE-theories.

**Journal Publication**

Authors of the best papers will be invited to submit extended and revised
versions of their work to a Special Issue on Enterprise Engineering
Theories and Methods of the International Journal on Organization Design
and Engineering <http://ciaonetwork.org/phplist/lt.php?id=YU0HDxoABx1SDQ>
(IJODE). These extended papers will be target of a new peer review process.

**Topics and submission process**

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

    * Business Process Management
    * Business Process Modeling and Simulation
    * Business Rules
    * Business Rules Management
    * Collaborative, Participative, and Interactive Modeling
    * Component-Based System Development
    * Domain Ontologies
    * Domain Reference Ontologies
    * Enterprise Architecture
    * Enterprise Engineering
    * Enterprise Governance
    * Enterprise Modeling and Simulation
    * Enterprise Ontology
    * Information System Architectures
    * Information System Ontologies
    * Information Systems Design
    * Information Systems Development
    * Modeling (cross-enterprise) Business Processes
    * Participatory Systems
    * Reference Models for (cross-enterprise) Business Processes
    * Service Oriented Architecture
    * Service Oriented Design

Papers have to be submitted in PDF format. The results described must be
unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. Submissions must
conform to IEEE camera-ready format and should not exceed 10 pages,
including all text, figures, references and appendices. Three to five
keywords characterizing the paper should be indicated at the end of the

For submissions please go to our Easychair workshop page
<http://ciaonetwork.org/phplist/lt.php?id=YU0GBhoABx1SDQ> and sign-up or
sign-in, submit your abstract and upload your paper taking in account the
dates specified below.

Important note: Since the review process is double-blind, please make sure
that your names and affiliations are not listed in the paper submitted for

**Important Dates**

 Abstract submission:
 March 28, 2014
 (not mandatory*)

 Paper submission:
 April 4, 2014

 Acceptance notification:
 May 1, 2014

 Camera ready:
 May 15, 2014

 July 14-17, 2014

* please do submit your abstract as soon as possible so we can better
organize our review assignments beforehand

**Workshop format**

The workshop will prioritize discussion time over presentation time.

We aim either for a half-day workshop session with 4 paper presentations or
for a full day with 8 to 10 paper presentations.

The first or only session will have the following structure:

    * Workshop opening (10 min) - presentation of workshop goals, topics
and format; short introduction of all workshop participants
    * Paper presentations - (120 min) 4 papers with 30 min/paper (20 min
presentation + 10 min Q&A)
    * Coffee-break (20 min)
    * Keynote address (30 min: 25 min presentation + 5 min Q&A)
    * Round-table discussion - 60 min

In case there are sufficient papers for a full day workshop, then the
second session will share a similar structure: more paper presentations and
another keynote address followed by another round table discussion.

The round-table discussion(s) will be previously prepared by the organizers
and will be directed towards addressing a set of of topics posted on the
workshop website beforehand and, if possible, related with the papers to be
presented. The keynote address presentation(s) will also, if possible, be
adjusted to the topics of interest target of the workshop's papers so that
the round-table discussions following them are lively and informed.
Moreover, the presented papers will be also distributed beforehand to all
registered workshop participants to foster discussion and promoting a
spirited discussion giving body to this workshop's goals.

**Organization and Program co-chairs**

Artur Caetano, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal
David Aveiro, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, University of
Madeira, Portugal

** Advisory Board**

Antonia Albani, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Jan Dietz, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands
Jan Hoogervorst, Antwerp Management School, Belgium
Jan Verelst, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Jorge Sanz, IBM Research at Almaden, California US
José Tribolet, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal

**Program Committee**

Antonia Albani		University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Artur Caetano		University of Lisbon, Portugal
Birgit Hofreiter		Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Carlos Páscoa		Portuguese Air Force Academy, Portugal
Christian Huemer	Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Eduard Babkin		Higher School of Economics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Erik Proper		Public Research Centre - Henri Tudor, Luxembourg 
Florian Matthes		Technical University Munich, Germany
Geert Poels		University of Gent, Belgium
Hans Mulder		University of Antwerp, Belgium
Jens Gulden		University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
João Pombinho		University of Lisbon, Portugal
Joop de Jong		Mprise, The Netherlands
Jorge Sanz		IBM Research at Almaden, California US
José Tribolet		INESC and University of Lisbon, Portugal
Joseph Barjis		Czech Technical University in Prague
Khaled Gaaloul		Public Research Centre - Henri Tudor, Luxembourg 
Martin Op ‘t Land	Capgemini, The Netherlands; University of Antwerp,
Miguel Mira da Silva	INESC and University of Lisbon, Portugal
Philip Huysmans	University of Antwerp, Belgium
Robert Pergl		Czech Technical University in Prague
Ulrik Franke		Swedish Defense Research Agency, Sweden

Kind regards,
David Aveiro
Program Co-Chair of the 1st Workshop on Enterprise Engineering Theories and
Methods (WEETM 2014)

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