[ecoop-info] Call for papers for 5th International Workshop on BUSiness/IT Alignment and Interoperability

Michaël Petit mpe at info.fundp.ac.be
Sun Dec 13 13:37:45 CET 2009

                5th International Workshop on 
           BUSiness/IT Alignment and Interoperability
                        June 7th 2010


On behalf of the organizing Committee, we would like to invite you to 
submit a paper for the 5th International Workshop on Business/IT 
Alignment and Interoperability BUSITAL'10 to be held, in conjunction 
with the CAISE'10 conference, at Hammamet, Tunisia during 
Monday June 7th 2010. 

Scope and Purpose

Organizations are today becoming more and more dependent on their 
information systems and IT-based support systems to realize their 
business strategies, building value networks with partners, and 
managing their resources effectively. But ensuring that their IT 
investments are well aligned is not easy. Such alignment is a critical
early stage activity to understand how information systems contribute 
to business strategy and to set directions for the development and 
maintenance processes that follow. Its requires a good understanding 
and solving of issues at all levels ranging from information 
technology issues, through organizational issues up to business and 
strategic issues, and the ability to rapidly, smoothly and 
consistently adapt all these.

A number of frameworks and methods have been designed to help managers
 in aligning business and IT.  Recently, novel methods and techniques 
based on conceptual and enterprise modeling have been proposed to 
support mutual alignment between business needs and IT solutions.  

The overall objective of the workshop is to bring together a larger 
community (both Information Systems and Information Management) 
contributing to exploring the benefits, challenges and solutions of 
business and IT alignment.

Topics of interest:

* Frameworks, techniques and methods for capturing, understanding and 
  representing business strategy and its impact on information systems 

* Systems, methodologies and frameworks for guiding information system
  design using relevant information in business strategy models/
  definitions, including traceability issues;

* Models, methods, and tools for indicating, analyzing, and measuring 
  alignment ;

* Solutions for guiding information systems evolution and adaptation 
  using relevant information in business strategy models/definitions, 
  including IT governance;

* Case studies and empirical reports on the benefits and costs of 

* Business/IT alignment in organizational networks, including 
  co-creation of value through global networks;

* Alignment issues in Service-Oriented analysis and design.

Important dates

* Papers submission: March 1st, 2010 
* Notification of acceptance: April 1st, 2010
* Camera-ready copies: April 9th, 2010
* Workshop: June 7th, 2010

More information (including submission information) can be found at: 

Graham Gal, Annick Castiaux and Michaël Petit
Workshop chairs

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