[ecoop-info] IEEE CEC'11 Workshops: Call for Papers -- IEEE Int. Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing

Selmin Nurcan nurcan at univ-paris1.fr
Mon May 23 18:46:59 CEST 2011

The 13th IEEE Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing (CEC'11)
September 5-7, 2011
Luxembourg, Luxembourg


The 13th IEEE Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing (CEC'11) 
will feature 5 high quality workshops:

   1) International Workshop on Clouds for Enterprises (C4E) 2011
      by Vladimir Tosic (vladimir.tosic at nicta.com.au) et al.
   2) Decision-oriented Business Applications: Experiences and 
Challenges (DOBA)
      by Emilio Rubiera (emilio.rubiera at fundacionctic.org) et al.
   3) Convergence of Business Architecture, Business Process 
Architecture, Enterprise Architecture and Service Oriented Architecture
      by Jorge Sanz (jorges at us.ibm.com) et al.
   4) Sustainable Enterprise Software (SES)
      by Katsuhide Fujita (fujita at capecod.mta.nitech.ac.jp) et al.
   5) Green Enterprise and Commerce (GreEnCom)
      by Chulmo Koo (helmetgu at gmail.com) et al.
Workshop Co-Chairs:
Hajo A. Reijers, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Tokuro Matsuo, Yamagata University, Japan	


1) International Workshop on Clouds for Enterprises (C4E) 2011
    by Vladimir Tosic (vladimir.tosic at nicta.com.au) et al.

Cloud computing is an increasingly popular computing paradigm that aims 
to streamline the on-demand provisioning of software (SaaS), platform 
(PaaS), infrastructure (IaaS), and data (DaaS) as services. Deploying 
applications on a cloud can help to achieve scalability, improve 
flexibility of computing infrastructure , and reduce total cost of 
ownership. However, a variety of challenges arise when deploying and 
operating applications and services in complex and dynamic cloud-based 
environments, which are frequent in enterprises and governments.

Due to the security and privacy concerns with public cloud offerings 
(which first attracted widespread attention), it seems likely that many 
enterprises and governments will choose hybrid cloud, community cloud, 
and (particularly in the near future) private cloud solutions. 
Multi-tier infrastructures like these not only promise vast 
opportunities for future business models and new types of integrated 
business services, but also pose severe technical and organizational 

The goal of this workshop is to bring together academic, industrial, and 
government researchers (from different disciplines), developers, and IT 
managers interested in cloud computing technologies and/or their 
consumer-side/provider-side use in enterprises and governments. Through 
paper presentations and discussions, this workshop will contribute to 
the inter-disciplinary and multi-perspective exchange of knowledge and 
ideas, dissemination of results about completed and on-going research 
projects, as well as identification and analysis of open cloud research 
and adoption/exploitation issues.

Important Dates:
Paper submission: Monday, 20 June 2011 (strict, except for re-submission 
of papers reviewed by CEC'11)
Notification of acceptance: Monday, 4 July 2011

Organizing Committee:
Dr. Vladimir Tosic, NICTA, Australia
Dr. Andrew Farrell, HP Labs, UK
Dr. Karl Michael Göschka, Vienna University of Technology
Sebastian Hudert, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Prof. Hanan Lutfiyya, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Dr. Michael Parkin, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

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2) Decision-oriented Business Applications: Experiences and Challenges 
    by Emilio Rubiera (emilio.rubiera at fundacionctic.org) et al.

Decision-oriented applications are complex due to the underlying 
business policies and require the participation of many stakeholders, 
from business experts over analysts to IT developers. In current 
practice, business users do not own their applications, as their 
construction and maintenance inevitably require having other agents 
involved. In the recent years, progress has been made in standardization 
of modeling and knowledge representation languages, as well as advances 
in methodologies and theoretical foundations for policy acquisition and 
execution. It is becoming increasingly feasible to reduce the coupling 
between policies and their implementations, and to empower users to 
independently interact with the part of a business application that is 
relevant to them, including the decision modeling process. One approach 
towards achieving this objective is to separate understandably the 
representation of the knowledge at the business, operational and 
execution levels, on the !
  one hand; and the business vocabulary from the business rules, on the 
other. At the same time, it must be possible to merge them at any moment 
in order to provide integrated ownership, combined execution and 
consistency checking.

The goal of this workshop is to gather together the community of 
business users in charge of decision-support business applications. The 
workshop will be a means for practitioners to share and exchange 
experiences, best practices, critical visions, success stories, and to 
de?ne a possible roadmap to the future.

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: Jun 24, 2011
Notification of acceptance: Jul 8, 2011
Camera-ready paper submission: Jul 22, 2011
Workshop: September 5, 2011

Organizing Committee:
Patrick Albert, IBM, France
Roman Korf, ontoprise, Germany
Emilio Rubiera, Fundación CTIC, Spain

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3) Convergence of Business Architecture, Business Process Architecture, 
Enterprise Architecture and Service Oriented Architecture
    by Jorge Sanz (jorges at us.ibm.com) et al.

The modernization of industries calls for a deeper integration of 
several business and IT disciplines. Significant knowledge sources 
reside in individual domains spanning business strategy, operational 
process management and information technology. A number of recent and 
ongoing engineering, computer science and business research efforts have 
provided invaluable formalization toward understanding architecture of 
organizations from a multidisciplinary point-of-view. These activities 
contribute to a potentially deeper integration across strategy, 
operations and IT by providing a diversity of assets useful for 
transformation of enterprises. Academic, industrial and standard 
organizations have made great progress in the individual disciplines and 
their cohesive convergence, but substantial challenges remain unresolved.

As a clear signal of this trend, several architecture endeavors populate 
the research and professional literature. Specifically, four 
architectures have clearly emerged, i.e., Business Process Architecture 
(BPA), Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Enterprise Architecture (EA) 
and Business Architecture (BA), each posing the goal of providing 
technical rigor and convergence across their own communities of 
practitioners and researchers.  However, the deep interconnection across 
these architectures and related practices present some formidable 
technical challenges. With the new positioning of Business Architecture 
coming from a revamp of interest from companies, government 
organizations, standards and business analysts, gaps, overlaps and 
related fundamental issues across architectures resurface. As a simple 
but conclusive example of the seminal cross-fertilization opportunity, 
Business Process Management (BPM) is today addressed by each SOA, EA and 
BA. Considering that BPM is!
   a central subject in services business, the extent to which this 
commonality of concerns across architectures constitutes a redundancy, 
an oppositional view, or a complementarity remains to be explained. 
Similarly, "industry models" (in a wide and at times, also ambiguous 
sense) is a subject of research and practitioners' concern from 
different architecture and related BPM communities. There are several 
other important topics belonging to the same sphere of convergence that 
should be addressed in this Workshop.

The goal of this workshop is to generate some of the foundational ground 
needed from research and practice that can help BA, BPA, SOA and EA 
converge and / or be unified whenever necessary for more cohesive 
business transformation and optimization of organizations. Effective use 
of automation and supporting information technology in industries will 
be substantially accelerated by seeing BA, EA, BPA and SOA providing 
foundations and practices that conclusively benefit from each other and 
become much more prescriptive than they are when individually applied.. 
The goal of this workshop is to gather contributions from academia and 
industry to foster innovation, document position statements and seed 
common agendas across the involved disciplines.

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: June 15, 2011
Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2011
Camera-Ready copy due: July 10, 2011
Conference and Workshop program: TBA

Organizing Committee:
Dr. Jorge Sanz, IBM Research, USA
Prof. Leon Zhao, City University of Hong-Kong

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4) Sustainable Enterprise Software (SES)
    by Katsuhide Fujita (fujita at capecod.mta.nitech.ac.jp) et al.

SES'11 is the international workshop on advances in theory, systems, and 
applications for enterprise software. Enterprise software is used in 
organizations, such as in a business or government, as opposed to 
software chosen by individuals. Especially, the sustainability of 
enterprise software is one of an important topic, recently. Without 
focusing on the sustainability, the enterprise software has not been 
developed depending on the change of life. On the other hand, the 
technical breakthrough of sustainable enterprise software is not enough. 
This workshop is about the invention of sustainable software based on 
the artificial intelligence, e-commerce, and intelligent web 
technologies. Especially, our workshop focuses on the invention of 
sustainable enterprise software based on the Web Intelligence and 
Artificial Intelligence.

The increase of Business research activities can be observed in a 
variety of the fields. Though there have been several workshops on 
Business and Services focusing on enterprise software, there is little 
interaction so far among researchers. The aim of this workshop is to 
encourage activities in this field, and to bring together world-wide 
researchers with an interest in Enterprise Software. Unlike the 
conventional conferences, this workshop will mainly discuss and explore 
scientific and practical problems as raised by the participants. 
Especially, we provide enough discussion parses for understanding the 
importance of sustainability and the relationships between the 
enterprise software and the AI techniques.

Important Dates:
June, 6, 2011 - Submission deadline
June 20, 2011 - Acceptance notification
July 4, 2011 - Camera ready

Organizing Committee:
Takayuki Ito, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Tokuro Matsuo, Yamagata University, Japan
Naoki Fukuta, Shizuoka University, Japan
Katsuhide Fujita, MIT, US / Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

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5) Green Enterprise and Commerce (GreEnCom)
    by Chulmo Koo

While industries, corporations, and information systems (IS) units have 
acknowledged the importance of environmental issues, the IS academy has 
provided limited contribution to burgeoning knowledge in this important 
field. For example, Google has been paying much attention to build up a 
clean energy future, and search better energy options: (1) Green 
Operations, which is trying to use as little energy as possible in data 
centers and office, (2) Green Products, which integrate technology, 
innovation, scalability, and talented tools for offset the emission that 
it cannot be eliminated, (3) Green Investment, which is an renewable 
energy project investment that achieve benefits and risk, (4) Green 
Awareness, which pursue a green policy, strategy, and practices.

The critical role of Greening IS and Green IT for corporate greening 
eco-computing systems, for consumer’s motivation toward green IT 
behavior in response to goods and services, for protecting an 
environment in the future generation and solving a shortage of energy is 
urgently needed to be embedded in the life cycles of materials, 
manufacturing systems, and public infrastructure. Even though all 
consensus of Computer Science, Management Science based on both of 
academic researcher and practitioners has already begun to initiate that 
IS related to a set of people, infrastructure, IT components, IT 
service, organization strategy & capability, and consumer’s motivation 
would give various aspects’ views for greening business and 
sustainability in the next generation. Through encouragement of academic 
researchers to respond to this social and computing call for 
establishing the IS perspective into Eco-computing systems, Greening IT 
behavior, and next generation, we seek to expand!
   and incorporate various research methodologies including theoretical 
approaches (conceptual/theory building), empirical studies encompassing 
broad-based surveys, case studies, technical research modeling, 
quantitative and analytical techniques.

Specifically, our objective toward this workshop is twofold:
(1) To further unite the green academic community integrating Computer 
Science, Management Science, and Management Information Systems in IT 
infrastructure, organizational aspects, and individual aspects in 
response to environmental issues.
(2) To develop a research agenda from both researchers and practitioners 
for established and emergent scholars in the various areas.

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: May 30, 2011
Notification of acceptance: June 24, 2011
Camera-Ready copy due: July 8, 2011
Conference and Workshop program: TBA

Organizing Committee:
Chulmo Koo, Chosun University, South Korea
Zongwei Luo, The University of Hong Kong
Jason J. Jung, Yeungnam University, Korea

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