[ecoop-info] CFP AgilES'2012 Int. Workshop on Agility of Enterprise Systems

Xiaocheng Ge xiaocheng.ge at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 12:45:18 CET 2012

International Workshop on Agility of Enterprise Systems
             June 25, 2012, Gdansk, Poland
in conjunction with CAiSE 2012

As strategic and operating conditions become increasingly turbulent due to
factors such as hyper-competition, regulatory changes from market and
and technological advancements, the ability to sense relevant change and
appropriately becomes an important determinant of enterprise success.
Enterprise systems play an important role in enabling such agility of
enterprise business. An enterprise system provides a technical platform
that enables organisations to run their business more effectively.
Modern enterprise systems are usually an integration of information systems
of many departments which are running in variable environment and contexts.
Both the development and the evolution of an enterprise system require a
lightweight approach to interoperability and the capability to actively
react to changing requirements and failures.
It is natural to relate such requirement of a lightweight approach to Agile
Manifesto and
agile software development, which are the reflection of agility on software
In general, agility is a concept that incorporates the ideas of
flexibility, balance,
adaptability, and coordination under one umbrella. The agility of an
enterprise system typically refers to the ability of an organization and
the information system supporting its business processes to rapidly adapt
to market and environmental changes in productive and cost-effective ways.

The AgilES workshop aims to be a major presentation and networking
opportunity for researchers and practitioners so that they can exchange the
results of rigorous scientific research, experience of industrial
practices, or novel ideas on enterprise systems, especially about
modelling, measuring, and enhancing agility of enterprise systems. To
achieve this objective, we invite contributions critically reflecting on
the current
status of research and practice in enterprise systems on following topics,
but not limited.

Models and architecture of enterprise systems
Enterprise systems in the new trend, e.g, for/in cloud computing
Adoption and integration of enterprise systems
Evolution of enterprise systems
Agile development of enterprise system
Architecture frameworks in the process of enterprise transformation
Agile development methods to enterprise systems
Framework of the agility of enterprise systems
Maturity and agility of enterprise systems

Types of contributions
We invite four types of original and scientific papers:

Research and/or technical papers, which describe original solutions
methodological or conceptual) in the field of enterprise systems. A
technical paper should clearly describe the situation or research problem,
the relevant state of the art, the position or solution suggested and the
potential or, even better, the evaluated benefits of the contribution.

Empirical evaluation papers, which evaluate existing problem situations or
validate proposed solutions with scientific means, i.e. by empirical
studies, experiments, case studies, etc. Scientific reflection on problems
and practices in industry also falls into this category. The topic of the
evaluation presented in the paper as well as its causal or logical
properties must be clearly stated. The research method should be sound and

Experience papers, which present problems or challenges encountered in
practice, relate success and failure stories, or report on industrial
practice. The focus is about `what' and on lessons learned, not on an
in-depth analysis of `why'. The practice must be clearly described and its
context must be given.
Readers should be able to draw conclusions for their own practice.

Exploratory Papers, which can describe completely new research positions or
in order to face to a generic situation arising because of new techniques,
environments, or challenges, such as cloud computing. They must describe
precisely the situation and demonstrate how current methods, or tools are
inadequate. They should rigorously present their approach and demonstrate
its pertinence and correctness to addressing
the identified situation.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format. The results described must be
unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. Regular papers must not
exceed 14 pages in this format, including all text, references,
 appendices, and figures. Short papers are limited to 8 pages. Submissions
must conform to Springer's LNBIP formatting rules.
Further authoring instructions are available at:
Three to five keywords characterizing the paper should be indicated at the
end of the abstract. It is expected that at least one author of each
accepted paper will register for and attend the workshop. The best workshop
papers will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of
Information System Modeling an Design.

For details and updates visit http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/~xchge/agiles.html

Important dates

Deadline for submissions: 26 February, 2012
Notification of authors:  2 April, 2012
Camera-ready: 16 April, 2012
Workshop dates: June 25, 2012

Program Chairs

Xiaocheng Ge, University of York, UK
Nour Ali, Lero, Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, Ireland
Xiaofeng Wang, Free University of Bozen, Italy

Program Committee
Rami Bahsoon, University of Birmingham, UK
Juan Garbajosa, Informatics School of the Technical University of Madrid
(UPM), Spain
Ivan Mistrik, Independent Consultant, Germany
Ricardo Martinho, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Richard Paige, University of York, UK
Raman Ramsin, Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Juha Rikkilae, Free University of Bozen, Italy
Dina Salah, University of York, UK
Carlos Solis, FEXCO, Ireland
Masoumeh Taromirad, University of York, UK

The CFP can be accessed at http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/~xchge/agiles.html

Xiaocheng Ge

Xiaocheng Ge
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