Call for participation: 6th Enterprise Engineering Working Conference - Madeira Island - Portugal (EEWC 2016)

**Call for Participation - 6th Enterprise Engineering Working Conference
(EEWC 2016)**

May 30 - June 3, 2016 - Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal

Experience the benefits of a Working Conference, an Industry Track and a
Doctoral Consortium
, in the Portuguese paradise known as the Pearl of the Atlantic
and winner of World Travel Awards
of World's Leading Island Destination 2015
and Europe's Leading Island Destination of 2014
. Come and visit us on a venue with breath taking views
to the sea - from the conference room itself - providing all the conditions
for a very inspiring program with significant scientific advancement.

Conference program - including accepted papers
and keynote lecture
- and registration form
are available. We have a very interesting set of papers to be presented, on
subjects such as "Organizational Implementation", "Foundations of
Enterprise Engineering", "Value and Co-creation", among others, as well as
a thought-provoking keynote lecture, to be given by Giancarlo Guizzardi
: "What's in a Service?: An Ontological Perspective". See his abstract and
short bio here

And don't miss our very rich Social Program
that will be showing how Madeira indeed deserves all the prestigious prizes
earned. We'll have spectacular tours everyday, including visiting some of
the most famous spots of the island like the Eira do Serrado sight seeing
, the Cabo Girão sea cliff
(one of the highest in Europe), and the Porto Moniz natural sea water
swimming pools
as well as a Whale and Dolphin watching boat tour

The EEWC 2016 will be the sixth working conference addressing the emerging
field of Enterprise Engineering, having as goal to gather academics and
practitioners in order to share innovative research issues and practical
experiences, and to facilitate profound discussions on the issues put
forward in the next sections of this Call for Participation.

We reserve ample time for each paper's presentation and productive
discussion and we will have panel discussions every day to develop and
deepen our scientific insights. The conference includes a Doctoral
- if you are developing or supervising a PhD thesis don't miss this
opportunity of important and experienced feedback for you or your
supervised student.

Special rates are offered in the official conference venue hotel - Pestana
Casino Park Hotel <>
(5 stars - see images above). You can also request our partner travel
agency (that will take care of registration and payments) to also find a
suitable flight for you to Madeira island. So in one single form and
payment you may be able to take care of registration fees, accommodation,
airport transfers and flights. See details in our registration page
. A reduced conference fee for early registration is available. Namely,
until end of April it is 390€; until near the conference date, it will be
450€. Bank transfer and credit cards are accepted.

Please distribute this Call among your colleagues, and/or e-mail lists you
belong to, that may be possibly interested in this conference.


Modern enterprises face a strong pressure to increase agility and
competitiveness, to operate on the global market, and to engage in manifold
alliances. However, many strategic initiatives in enterprises fail, meaning
that enterprises are unable to gain success from their strategy. One of the
identified reasons for such failures is the lack of coherence and
consistency among the various components of an enterprise. At the same
time, the need to operate as a unified and integrated whole is becoming
increasingly important. Currently, these challenges are dominantly
addressed from a functional or managerial perspective, as advocated by the
management and organization sciences, and as implemented by traditional
programs in business schools. Such knowledge is indeed necessary for
managing an enterprise, but it is insufficient for bringing about changes
in a fully systematic and integrated way. To do that, one needs to take a
constructional or engineering perspective.

In addition, both organizations and software applications are complex
systems, prone to entropy. This means that in the course of time, the costs
of bringing about similar changes increase in a way that is known as
combinatorial explosion. Entropy can be reduced and managed effectively
through modular design based on atomic elements.

Lastly, the individual persons in an enterprise, in cooperation, are
ultimately responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the
enterprise. They are also collectively responsible for the evolution of the
enterprise, in order to meet new challenges. We believe these
responsibilities can be borne in a much more effective way if members have
an appropriate knowledge and an effective awareness of the enterprise given
by a sound engineering approach put forward by a full-fledged scientific


The CIAO! Enterprise Engineering Network (CEEN) is a community of academics
and practitioners who strive to contribute to the development of the
discipline of Enterprise Engineering (EE), and to apply it in practice. The
aim is to develop a holistic and general systems theory based understanding
on how to (re)design and run enterprises effectively.

The ambition is to develop a consistent and coherent set of theories,
models and associated methods that: enable enterprises to reflect, in a
systematic way, on how to realize improvements; and assist them, in
practice, in achieving their aspirations.

In doing so, sound empirical and scientific foundations should underlie all
efforts and all organisational aspects that are relevant should be
considered, while combining already existing knowledge from the scientific
fields of information systems, software engineering, management, as well as
philosophy, semiotics and sociology, among others.

In other words, the (re)design of an enterprise and the subsequent
implementation of changes should be the consequence of rationalised
decisions that: take in account the nature and reality of the enterprise
and its environment; and respect relevant empirical and scientific

Enterprises are taken to be systems whose reality has a dual nature by
being simultaneously, on one hand, centrally and purposefully (re)designed;
and, on the other hand, emergent in a distributed way, given the fact that,
its main agents, the humans that are the ‘pearls' of the organization,
act with free will, in a creative and in a responsible (or sometimes not)

We acknowledge that, in practice, the development of enterprises is not
always a purely rational/evidence-based process. As such, we believe the
field of EE aims to provide evidence-based insights into the design and
evolution of enterprises and the consequences of different choices
irrespective of the way decisions are made.

The origin of the scientific foundations of our present body of knowledge
is the CIAO! Paradigm (Communication, Information, Action, Organisation) as
expressed in the Enterprise Engineering Manifesto
and the paper: The Discipline of Enterprise Engineering
. In this paradigm, organisation is considered to emerge in human
communication, through the intermediate roles of information and action.
Based on the CIAO! Paradigm, several theories have been developed, and
still are being proposed. They are published as technical reports

The CEEN welcomes proposals of improvements to our current body of
knowledge, as well as the inclusion of compliant and alternative views,
always keeping in mind the need to maintain global systemic coherence,
consistency and scientific rigour of the entire EE body of knowledge, as a
prerequisite for the consolidation of this new engineering discipline.
Yearly events <>
like the Enterprise Engineering Working Conference and associated Doctoral
Consortium are organized to promote the presentation of EE research and
application in practice, as well as discussions on the contents and current
state of our body of theories and methods.


Topics of interest to this working conference include, but are not limited

 Business Process Management
 Business Process Modeling and Simulation
 Business Rules
 Business Rules Management
 Collaborative, Participatory, and Interactive Modeling
 Component-Based System Development
 Domain Ontologies
 Domain Reference Ontologies
 Enterprise Architecture
 Enterprise Design and Implementation
 Enterprise Governance
 Enterprise Modeling and Simulation
 Enterprise Ontology
 Information System Architectures
 Information System Ontologies
 Information Systems Design
 Information Systems Development
 Modeling (cross-enterprise) Business Processes
 Ontology Implementation
 Reference Models for (cross-enterprise) Business Processes
 Service Oriented Architecture
 Service Oriented Design


**Advisory Board **

Antonia Albani, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Jan L.G. Dietz, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

**Conference co-Chairs**

Robert Pergl, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Jorge Sanz, National University of Singapore, Singapore

**Program co-Chairs**

David Aveiro, University of Madeira, Portugal 

Antonia Albani, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

**Organization co-Chairs**

David Aveiro, University of Madeira, Portugal

Duarte Gouveia, University of Madeira, Portugal

**Program Committee**

 Alberto Silva
 INESC and University of Lisbon, Portugal

 Artur Caetano
 University of Lisbon, Portugal

 Carlos Mendes
 University of Lisbon, Portugal

 Carlos Páscoa
 Portuguese Air Force Academy, Portugal

 Christian Huemer
 Vienna University of Technology, Austria

 Duarte Gouveia
 University of Madeira, Portugal

 Eduard Babkin
 Higher School of Economics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

 Erik Proper
 Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg

 Florian Matthes
 Technical University Munich, Germany

 Frank Harmsen
 Maastricht University and Ernst & Young Advisory

 Geert Poels
 University of Gent, Belgium

 Gil Regev
 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

 Graham McLeod
 University of Cape Town, South Africa

 Hans Mulder
 University of Antwerp, Belgium

 Jan Dietz
 Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

 Jan Verelst
 University of Antwerp, Belgium

 Jens Gulden
 University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

 João Pombinho
 University of Lisbon, Portugal

 Joop de Jong
 Mprise, The Netherlands

 José Tribolet
 INESC and University of Lisbon, Portugal

 Joseph Barjis
 Institute of Engineering and Management, San Francisco, CA, USA

 Junichi Iijima
 Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

 Marcello Bax
 Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

 Martin Op ‘t Land
 Capgemini, The Netherlands; University of Antwerp, Belgium

 Maurício Almeida
 Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

 Miguel Mira da Silva
 INESC and University of Lisbon, Portugal

 Niek Pluijmert
 INQA Quality Consultants, The Netherlands

 Olga Oshmarina
 Higher School of Economics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

 Peter Loos
 University of Saarland, Germany

 Philip Huysmans
 University of Antwerp, Belgium

 Renata Baracho
 Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

 Robert Lagerström
 KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

 Robert Pergl
 Czech Technical University in Prague

 Sanetake Nagayoshi
 Waseda University, Japan

 Sérgio Guerreiro
 Lusófona University, Lisbon, Portugal

 Steven van Kervel
 Formetis, The Netherlands

 Stijn Hoppenbrouwers
 HAN University of Applied Sciences

 Ulrich Frank
 University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

 Ulrik Franke
 Swedish Defense Research Agency, Sweden

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