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CFP: Workshop on Enterprise Architecture for Service Enablement (EASE 2007)

From: Paul Buhler <buhlerp@cofc.edu>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 13:01:13 -0400
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CALL FOR PAPERS:

Workshop on Enterprise Architecture for Service Enablement (EASE 2007)
    at The Eleventh IEEE International EDOC Conference (EDOC 2007)
               in Annapolis, MD, USA on 15 October 2007
           http://stono.cs.cofc.edu/~pbuhler/EASE-EDOC2007/

IMPORTANT DATES:
Paper submission: 7 July 2007
Author notification: 11 August 2007
Camera-ready: 20 August 2007
Workshop date: 15 October 2007

DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES:
Service enabled enterprises have a competitive edge in the market-
place due to their increased agility and responsiveness. For these 
organizations, the combination of loosely coupled services coordinated 
via well defined processes provides an enabling execution framework. 
These organizations embrace a Service Oriented Computing (SOC) 
perspective, which harnesses the interoperability of Service Oriented 
Architecture (SOA), the flexibility of Business Process Management (BPM) 
and the efficient tooling related to Service Oriented Development of 
Applications (SODA). While many organizations have conceptually accepted 
SOC, transitioning to a service oriented model across the enterprise can 
be a daunting undertaking.

Architecture is "the fundamental organization of a system, embodied in
its components, their relationships to each other and the environment,
and the principles governing its design and evolution" (ANSI/IEEE Std
1471-2000). The increasing maturity of SOA standards and infrastructure
is accelerating the adoption of SOC strategies in diverse industry
segments like insurance, finance, healthcare, hospitality, et al. In
this environment, the importance of enterprise architecture has
increased due to the realization that a collection of well engineered
siloed applications need a unifying vision to become a service enabled
product suite.

SOC has increased the importance of Enterprise Architecture (EA). As
noted in the book titled, Enterprise Architecture as Strategy (Ross,
Weill, Robertson), EA unites the core business processes and IT
infrastructure to construct a foundation for business execution. For
this reason, some communities are promoting the idea of using EA to help
manage the transition from an enterprise-wide perspective. Although
logical, best practice has yet to emerge to help guide the enterprise
architect in this journey.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners to
share experiences in developing enterprise-wide SOC solutions and/or
strategic plans for enterprise migration toward SOC. The workshop
intends to address questions about the nature and features of
service-oriented architectures, business process management systems and
the challenges of adopting these technologies in an enterprise-wide
program.

TOPICS of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Leadership lessons conveying SOC tenants to the enterprise and 
decision makers
* Identification and establishment of EA competencies in a services
world
* Organizational lessons learned in transitioning to SOA/BPM solutions
* The impact of SOC on the management and constructions of EAs
* EA's role in creating the business case for SOC
* EA's role in communicating and coordinating business and infrastructure
transformation
* The role of EA in establishing a governance framework
* Enterprise security and identity management in service infrastructure
design
* Information Services as a data integration backplane
* The design of applications and services for Business Process
Management
* Operation, administration, and management of SOC solutions
* Guidelines for measurement and use of Service-Oriented Maturity Models

FORMAT AND SUBMISSIONS:
The duration of the Workshop is one day. The Workshop will be divided
into two main sessions (morning and afternoon). The first session will
be dedicated to the brief presentation of papers, initial discussions,
and the joint identification of specific issues that participants
consider to be of particular relevance and deserving further joint
analysis. These issues will be discussed in groups during the afternoon,
closing the Workshop with one hour wrap-up session dedicated to drawing
the Workshop's conclusions, identifying the open issues, and outlining
some future work.

Submission Guidelines and Workshop Format
To enable lively and productive discussions submission of a paper or a
position statement is required. All submissions will be formally peer
reviewed.

Contributions to the workshop should be 4 to 8 pages long in IEEE
Computer Society format and include the author's name, affiliation and
contact details. A package with formatting instructions and a template
for Word and style files for Latex is available at:
http://www4.comp.polyu.edu.hk/%7Eedoc06/formatting.zip

Submissions should be prepared in PDF format and be submitted via the 
workshop's submission page at:
http://www.easychair.org/EASE07/

At least one author of accepted papers is expected to participate in the
Workshop.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
John A. Anderson, Mitre Corporation (USA)
M. Brian Blake, Georgetown University (USA)
Paul Buhler, College of Charleston (USA)
Michael Huhns, University of South Carolina (USA)
Steven Robbins, Benefitfocus.com (USA)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
(to be announced)
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