[ecoop-info] CfP: Nine EDOC 2013 Workshops

Gerd Gröner groener at uni-koblenz.de
Fri Mar 1 19:23:57 CET 2013

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Nine Workshops at EDOC 2013
The 17th IEEE International Enterprise Computing Conference
Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Communications Society.
Supported by OMG and The Open Group.
September 9-13, 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Workshop paper submissions: April 15, 2013
Workshops paper acceptance notifications: May 31, 2013
All camera-ready papers due: June 21, 2013


W1: EVL-BP - The 6th International Workshop on Evolutionary Business
Processes (EVL-BP'13)
W2: MRI-BP - The 1st International Workshop on Methodologies for
Robustness Injection into Business Processes (MRI-BP)
W3: SoEA4EE - The 5th Workshop on Service-oriented Enterprise
Architecture for Enterprise Engineering (SoEA4EE)
W4: 3M4SE - The Fourth International Workshop on Models and Model-driven
Methods for Service Engineering (3M4SE)
W5: VORTE - The 8th International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies
and Rules for the Enterprise and Beyond (VORTE)
W6: MeDMoT - The 1st International Workshop on Methodical Development of
Modeling Tools (MeDMoT)
W7: TEAR - The 8th Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research Workshop
W8: Workshop “Enterprise 2.0”
W9: First International Workshop on Adaptive Case Management

W1: The 6th International Workshop on
Evolutionary Business Processes (EVL-BP'13)

Web: http://planet-sl.org/evl-bp2013/

Enterprises face the challenge of rapidly adapting to dynamic
business environments. Evolving markets, policies, regulations,
technologies, and business models are some of the many vectors of
change along which enterprise systems must constantly align.
The capability of rapidly adapting systems and processes to an
ever-changing environment to leverage existing resources has become
a crucial factor of an organization’s agility. In a recent EDOC
publication, Dam et al. pointed out the “need of techniques and
tools that provide more effective automated support for change
propagation within an Enterprise Architecture model”. This workshop
focuses on the business process part of an enterprise evolution,
called evolutionary business processes. It fosters new approaches
that address specific issues related to flexibility and adaptation
of business processes such as design of easily adaptable processes,
dynamic handling of unexpected situations, optimality of adaptations,
or change management.

Mohsen Asadi, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Gerd Groener, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Bardia Mohabbati, Simon Fraser University, Canada

W2: The 1st International Workshop on Methodologies for
Robustness Injection into Business Processes (MRI-BP)

Web: http://www.latece.uqam.ca/mri-bp/index.php

Within the context of business process management, Business Activity
Monitoring (BAM), Business Operations Management (BOM),
Business Process Intelligence (BPI), and Complex Event Processing (CEP)
are increasingly becoming an essential part of organizations' arsenal
for verifying that their operations are happening within defined
boundaries, responding to deviations, and keeping up with a dynamic,
open, and competitive business environment. The objective of this
workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners
interested in business process robustness, in general, and in
methodologies for injecting robustness mechanisms and artifacts
(exception handling activities, service level agreements,
compensation processes, etc.) into process models, through assistive
or automated techniques. The workshop seeks contributions that include,
i) reasoning on process semantics, ii) automated or assisted discovery
of process attributes (performance, organizational),
iii) proactive BAM models, and iv) process repair and extension,
all for the purpose of enhancing the resilience of a process model
or of the modeling process.

Hafedh Mili, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
Yasmine Charif, Xerox Innovation Group, USA
Emily (Rong) Liu, IBM Research, USA

W3: The 5th Workshop on Service-oriented Enterprise
Architecture for Enterprise Engineering (SoEA4EE)

Web: http://www.soea4ee.org/

Scientific Enterprise Engineering (EE) is the application of engineering
principles to the design of Enterprise Architectures (EA). It allows
deriving the Enterprise Architecture from the enterprise goals and strategy.
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’s 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. There are different paradigms for
creating enterprise architecture. The most important is to encapsulate
the functionalities of IT resources as services. By this means, it is
possible to clearly describe the contributions of IT both in terms of
functionality and quality and to define a service-oriented enterprise
architecture (SoEA). 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.

Selmin Nurcan, University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France
Rainer Schmidt, Aalen University, Aalen, Germany

W4: The Fourth International Workshop on Models and
Model-driven Methods for Service Engineering (3M4SE)


The 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.

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

W5: The 8th International Workshop on Vocabularies,
Ontologies and Rules for the Enterprise and Beyond (VORTE)

Web: http://planet-sl.org/vorte2013/

The VORTE series of workshops is traditionally devoted to the topics of
vocabularies, ontologies and rules in the context of enterprise systems.
This year, the workshop takes a broader view and does not target only
enterprise systems, but also systems managing data on the Web. In fact,
there is a need to exploit unstructured data in the enterprise, and on
the Web in general, as the majority of Web content and enterprise content
remains unstructured. Thus, the challenge of managing, extracting and
structuring data is common to both worlds, and solutions in one
community will benefit the other.

Amal Zouaq, Royal Military College of Canada, Canada
Renata S. S. Guizzard, Federal University of Espírito Santo in Vitória,
Ebrahim Bagheri, Ryerson University, Canada

W6: The 1st International Workshop on Methodical
Development of Modeling Tools (MeDMoT)

Web: http://www.wi-inf.uni-duisburg-essen.de/MeDMoT2013/

The workshop Methodical Development of Modeling Tools (MeDMoT'13) focuses
on procedures and architectural principles related to the creation of
software for presenting, editing, or analyzing models. Software tools
for modeling are a prerequisite for scientific and practical applications
of modeling methods and modeling languages in enterprise computing.
To test and exemplify new modeling approaches, research prototypes
of model editors are required, as well as tools for presenting and
analyzing models. To be able to efficiently develop such modeling tools,
it is desirable to methodically guide the development of modeling tools,
and elaborate procedures to align their design with the conceptualization
of new modeling languages and modeling methods. Submissions may
document research work on newly created modeling tools, either for
prototype or production purposes, as well as work on methodology and
architecture of modeling tool development. This may cover model editor
software in a narrow sense, as well as any approach for handling,
transforming or analyzing models in a wider sense.

Jens Gulden, Universität Siegen, Germany
Jens Henning von Pilgrim, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany

W7: The 8th Trends in Enterprise Architecture
Research Workshop (TEAR)


The international TEAR workshop series brings together Enterprise
Architecture (EA) researchers from different research communities
and provides a forum to present EA research results and to discuss
future EA research directions. The field of Enterprise
Architecture (EA) has gained considerable attention over the last
years. EA addresses the need of organisations to adapt to changing
customer requirements and business goals. This need influences
the entire chain of activities of an enterprise, from its business
processes to its IT support. To keep the enterprise architecture
coherent and aligned with the business goals, the relations between
business and IT must be made explicit, and the impact of changes
must be reflect in the overall architecture. In contrast to
traditional architecture management approaches such as IT
architecture, software architecture or IS architecture,
EA explicitly incorporates "pure" business-related artifacts
in addition to traditional IS/IT artifacts. For Enterprise
Architecture the focus is on the overall enterprise and
concerns its organization, its components, the relationship
between components and principles governing its design and evolution.

João Paulo A. Almeida, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Mathias Ekstedt, Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden
James Lapalme, École de technologie supérieure, Canada

W8: Workshop “Enterprise 2.0”


Andrew McAfee coined the term "Enterprise 2.0" in 2006 and
describes it today as “the use of emergent social software platforms
within companies, or between companies and their partners or customers”.
The social revolution that profoundly influenced relationships in
the personal domain also impacts the professional environment.
The workshop “Enterprise 2.0” aims at exploring how established
disciplines in the enterprise domain like enterprise architecture (EA),
services architecture, business processes (BP) and business process
management (BPM), knowledge management (KM) and others are evolving
under the influence of social techniques. The workshop invites
contributions from areas of new social software that enable people
to connect and collaborate in professional contexts and enable
social forms of work organization; people-driven processes and
services; systems and techniques for collaboratively evolving processes;
case studies or systems for crowd sourcing; social pattern discovery;
and monitoring, measuring and metrics of social behavior in work

Sven Graupner, HP Labs

W9: First International Workshop on
Adaptive Case Management

Web: http://acm2013.blogs.dsv.su.se/

While practitioners are trying to overcome the restrictions of
workflow thinking, the research on the topic is somewhat lagging.
The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and
practitioners to discuss theoretical and practical problems and
solutions in the area of non-workflow based approaches to BPM
in general, and ACM (Adaptive Case Management) as a leading
movement in particular. This workshop is aimed to promote new,
non-traditional ways of modelling and controlling business processes,
the ones that suit better the dynamic environment in which
contemporary enterprises and public organizations function.

Irina Rychkova. University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, France
Ilia Bider – Stockholm University/Ibissoft, Stockholm, Sweden
Keith Swenson – Fujitsu America, USA

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