Christian Zirpins zirpins at acm.org
Sun Mar 25 09:09:06 CEST 2012

Seven Workshops at EDOC 2012
The 16th IEEE International Enterprise Computing Conference


Beijing, China
10 - 14 September 2012

W1: 3M4SE - 3rd International Workshop on Models and Model-driven Methods for Service Engineering (3M4SE 2012)
W2: C4E - 2nd International Workshop on Clouds for Enterprises (C4E 2012)
W3: CEAA - 1st International Workshop on Creating Enterprise 3.0 Application Architectures (CEAA 2012)
W4: EVL-BP - 5th International Workshop on Evolutionary Business Processes (EVL-BP 2012)
W5: SCDI - 1st International Workshop on Service and Cloud Based Data Integration (SCDI 2012)
W6: SoEA4EE - 4th International Workshop on Service-oriented Enterprise Architecture for Enterprise Engineering (SoEA4EE 2012)
W7: VORTE - 7th International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for The Enterprise (VORTE 2012)

Submission deadline:         Sunday,  1 April 2012
Notification of acceptance:  Monday, 28 May 2012
Camera-ready due:            Friday, 15 June 2012

W1: 3rd International Workshop on Models and Model-driven
    Methods for Service Engineering (3M4SE 2012)

Date: Tuesday, 11 September 2012 (not yet confirmed)

Recent developments in metamodelling and model transformation
techniques have led to increasing adoption of model-driven
engineering practices. The increase in interest and significance
of the model-driven approach has also accelerated its application
in the development of large (distributed) IT systems to support 
(collaborative) enterprises. Shifting attention from source code 
to models allows enterprises to focus on their core concerns, 
such as business processes, services and collaborations, without 
being forced to simultaneously consider the underlying 
technologies. Different concerns are typically addressed by 
different models, with transformations between the models and 
ultimately to the source code. Although the model-driven approach 
offers theoretical benefits for the development, maintenance and 
evolution of enterprise computing systems and corresponding 
service-oriented solutions, a number of issues for the practical 
application of the approach still exist. In order to solve these 
issues further advances in models (business goals, pragmatic 
interoperability, semantic interoperability) and model-driven 
methods (design concepts, languages, metamodels, profiles, 
specification frameworks) are necessary.

This workshop aims at helping the convergence of research on model-
driven development and practical application of the model-driven 
approach in the area of enterprise computing and service 
engineering. The workshop addresses questions with respect to 
the requirements on, concepts for, properties of and experience 
with models and model-driven methods for service engineering in 
the area of enterprise computing. A special focus is on 
the combined application of model-driven and semantic approaches 
in the different phases of the service lifecycle. Submissions re-
lated to model-driven approaches in cloud computing are also welcome.

Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, The Netherlands
LuÌs Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Maria-Eugenia Iacob, University of Twente, The Netherlands

W2: 2nd International Workshop on 
    Clouds for Enterprises (C4E 2012)

Date: Monday, 10 September 2012 (not yet confirmed)
Web:  http://www.nicta.com.au/people/tosicv/c4e2012

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 problems.

The goal of this one-day 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. 

Vladimir Tosic, NICTA, Australia
Andrew Farrell, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Karl Michael Gˆschka, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Sebastian Hudert, TWT, Germany
Hanan Lutfiyya, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Michael Parkin, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

W3: 1st International Workshop on Creating 
    Enterprise 3.0 Application Architectures (CEAA 2012)

Date: Monday, 10 September 2012 (not yet confirmed)

Too often, enterprises rush into new technologies or approaches, like the cloud or SOA, without understanding the big picture.
This leads to inconsistency, redundancy, more complex integration, and sub-optimization of the overall enterprise. While other 
workshops and topics at the EDOC 2012 conference focus on specific aspects of these individual advances, this workshop 
focuses on the interaction and integration of all of them together, specifically in the context of next generation enterprise 3.0 
applications. One possible view of this is shown in the figure below. The main focus of the workshop is to formalize the 
principles and abstractions of a modern enterprise application architecture so that the plethora of new and future concerns can 
be positioned into the overall enterprise architecture based on solid fundamentals and archetypes. This workshop will be of 
interest to researcher and architects that focus on the overall scope and concepts of enterprise architecture and/or application

The landscape of enterprise applications has changed dramatically in just the last few years with new technologies and 
greater user expectations. Just a few of the new concerns include: Cloud (in particular SaaS and IaaS), social media and 
networks, BI, BPM, SOA, EDA, RIA, mobile devices, next generation platform infrastructures, security, etc. Many organizations 
are rushing to embrace one or more of these changes with little thought to how they interact. Yet, it is the role of enterprise 
architecture to take a big picture view of the entire enterprise, and to put these new capabilities into a perspective that includes 
(at least) their relationship to the business (strategy, alignment, and opportunities), information requirements and analytics, 
applications, and technology.

>From the application architecture perspective, the term architecture style is often used to describe an archetype configuration. 
Enterprise applications have evolved from monolithic, to client / server, to 3-tier, to where most applications today are built with 
an n-tiered approach. Yet few people understand the principles and concepts that underlie these archetypes and that provide 
the basis for integration of new technologies and other advances. This workshop discusses the question of how all of these 
new technologies, capabilities, and requirements fit into the end-to-end application architecture of the next generation 
enterprise (enterprise 3.0). 

Michael Rosen, Director of Architecture, Cutter Consortium, USA
Brian Cameron, Penn State University, USA

W4: 5th International Workshop on 
    Evolutionary Business Processes (EVL-BP 2012)

Date: Monday, 10 September 2012 (not yet confirmed)
Web: http://www.leduotang.com/evl-bp/

The EVL-BP workshop series is devoted to evolution in business processes. Enterprises face 
the challenge of rapidly adapting to dynamic business environments. The traditional approach to 
process management is only partially appropriate to this new context, and calls for the advent 
of new, evolutionary business processes. This new approach attempts to address specific issues 
related to flexibility and adaptation such as design of easily adaptable processes, dynamic 
handling of unexpected situations, optimality of adaptations, and change management. Central to 
the field of evolutionary business processes is the notion of requirement, which drive the change 
of business processes through their life-cycles. The evolution of processes and their underlying 
software systems becomes more and more an important and interesting topic in business process 
management. Since the life time of software systems frequently spans many years, business 
processes modeled on top of systems cannot be assumed to remain fixed, and migration between 
different versions is essential. As a consequence, modeling and management techniques developed 
in the context of ad-hoc, short-term composition of services and their processes lack 
the necessary constructs to concisely express the gradual evolution of processes and software 
systems and new dynamic, declarative, and/or configurable  approaches in this context are 

This workshop will be an opportunity for participants to exchange opinions, advance ideas, and 
discuss preliminary results on current topics related to dynamic and declarative business 
processes. A particular interest will be taken in bridging theoretical research and practical 
issues. To this end, contributions stating open problems, case studies, tool presentations, or 
any other work assessing the practical significance of dynamic and declarative business processes
by  means of concrete examples and situations, will be particularly welcome. Work in progress, 
position papers stating broad avenues of research, and work on formal foundations of dynamic and 
declarative business processes are also sought-after.

Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University and Simon Fraser University, Canada
Georg Grossmann, University of South Australia
Sylvain HallÈ, UniversitÈ du QuÈbec ‡ Chicoutimi, Canada
Florian Rosenberg, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

W5: 1st International Workshop on Service and 
    Cloud Based Data Integration (SCDI 2012)

Date: Monday, 10 September 2012 (not yet confirmed)

Integration and synthesis of heterogeneous, autonomous and distributed data sources have been an essential and hard issue 
in enterprise computing. It is not always feasible to achieve effective data integration around definite schemas when there are 
mismatches in cross-domain integration and when such issues as compatibility, scalability, timeliness, and user manipulation 
are concerned. Service Oriented Architecture and Cloud computing have brought light to dealing with these hard issues. 
Recent years have seen some important progresses and potentials. The workshop intends to bring researchers, practitioners and 
vendors together to discuss and share ideas and experiences. It fosters novel models, methodologies, and solution 
patterns that address the data integration issue and fit in the service and cloud based settings.

Yanbo Han, North China University of Technology, China
Kurt Sandkuhl, The University of Rostock, Germany

W6: 4th International Workshop on Service-oriented Enterprise 
    Architecture for Enterprise Engineering (SoEA4EE 2012)

Date: Tuesday, 11 September 2012 (not yet confirmed)
Web:  http://crinfo.univ-paris1.fr/users/nurcan/SoEA4EE_2012/

There is a more and more common understanding, that not the ownership of information technology 
resources but their management is the foundation for sustainable competitive advantage. According 
to Ross et al., smart companies define how they (will) do business (using an operating model) and
design the processes and infrastructure critical to their current and future operations (using 
an enterprise architecture). 

The management of information technology resources should be done with the application of 
engineering principles, called enterprise engineering. Enterprise Engineering allows deriving 
the Enterprise Architecture from the enterprise goals and strategy and aligning it with the 
enterprise resources, but it may also be supported by the Enterprise 
Architecture if the latter is documented. Enterprise architecture aims (i) to understand the 
interactions and all kind of articulations between business and information technology, (ii) to 
define how to align business components and IT components, as well as business strategy and 
IT strategy, and more particularly (iii) to develop and support a common understanding and 
sharing of those purposes of interest. Enterprise architecture is used to map the enterprise 
goal and strategy to the enterprise resources (actors, assets, IT supports) and to take into 
account the evolution of this mapping. It also provides documentation on the assignment of 
enterprise resources to the enterprise goals and strategy. To this end, advantageous 
patterns (best practices) can be reused and alternative design solutions can be compared. 
Furthermore, enterprise architecture may be checked for compliance with laws, regulatory rules 
etc. Finally, enterprise architecture facilitates the measurement the performance and efficiency 
of the resources used.

The goal of the workshop is to develop concepts and methods to assist the engineering and the 
management of service-oriented enterprise architectures and the software systems supporting them. 
Especially three themes of research shall be pursued:
1. Alignment of the enterprise goals and strategies with the service-oriented enterprise architecture
2. Design of the service-oriented enterprise architecture
3. Mapping of service-oriented enterprise architecture to enterprise resources

Selmin Nurcan, University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, France
Rainer Schmidt, University of Applied Sciences, Aalen, Germany

W7: 7th International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and 
    Rules for The Enterprise (VORTE 2012)

Date: Tuesday, 11 September 2012 (not yet confirmed)
Web:  http://nemo.inf.ufes.br/vorte2012

The VORTE series of workshops is devoted to the topics of vocabularies, ontologies and 
rules in the context of enterprise systems. The complexity of enterprise systems, the increasing 
needs for advanced collaboration between various systems within one institution or among many 
collaborating parties and the velocity of organizational, policy, structural and market changes strongly 
call for immediate mobilization of the research community to develop more flexible and reliable 
technologies for the advancement of enterprise systems. 

Trying to respond to this urgent research need, the VORTE series of workshops has been established in 
order to bring together researchers and practitioners that are looking into the topics of ontologies and 
rules in enterprise system development from different yet complementary perspectives. The major objective 
is to provide a research forum for exchanging ideas and results covering the use of ontologies and 
rules in various stages of the lifecycle of enterprise systems. 

Examples of topics covered by VORTE research contributions include the development and adaptation of 
foundational, business and domain ontologies for the enterprise, the use of ontologies and rules in 
all aspects of enterprise modelling such as business process management and services, the enhancement of 
rules and services with formal semantics, and the evaluation of such systems and approaches. The workshop is 
also a forum for the discussion of ontology-based knowledge management issues, interoperability 
issues and ontology engineering issues, and covers various application domains relevant for 
organizations (such as e-government and e-commerce). The workshop also welcomes contributions on open 
linked data initiatives for the enterprise and empirical studies on the use of ontologies and rules in 
the enterprise system development lifecycle.

Jo„o Paulo A. Almeida, Federal University of EspÌrito Santo, Brazil
Amal Zouaq, Royal Military College of Canada, Canada
Roberta Ferrario, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technology, Italy

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