2nd CfP: 6th Enterprise Engineering Working Conference - Madeira Island - Portugal (EEWC 2016)


**Call for papers**

**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
providing inspiration and conditions for an interesting program
with significant scientific advancement.

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 Papers.

Proceedings published in Springer Lecture Notes in Business
Information Processing

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


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 discipline.


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

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

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 principles.

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) way.

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 to:

 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


The EEWC proceedings will be published in the Springer LNBIP series:
Notes in Business Information Processing


We are looking for papers on current or recently finished
research initiatives/projects as well as papers from
practitioners. Based on our motivating experience of the previous
working conferences, the 6th EEWC is planned to be a real working
conference, providing ample time for profound discussions following the
paper presentations. Namely, a 40 minutes slot is normally reserved for
each paper.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format. The results described must
be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. Submissions must
conform to Springer’s LNBIP format and should not exceed 15 pages,
including all text, figures, references and appendices. Submissions not
conforming to the LNBIP format or exceeding 15 pages will be rejected
without review. Information about the Springer LNBIP format can be
found at Springer LNBIP web page mentioned above. Three to five
keywords characterizing the paper should be indicated at the end of the

For submissions please go to our Easychair conference web page and sign-up
or sign-in, submit your abstract and
upload your paper taking in account the dates specified below.

Important note: Since the review process is double-blind, please make
sure that your names and affiliations are not listed in the paper
submitted for review!

**Important Dates**

 Abstract submission:
 February 6, 2016
 (not mandatory)

 Paper submission:
 February 24, 2016

 Acceptance notification:
 March 13, 2016

 Camera ready:
 March 26, 2016

 EEWC Main program:
 May 30 - June 1, 2016

 EEWC Ciao! Research Discussion Sessions:
 June 2 and 3, 2016

 Complementary touristic activities:
 May 29 and June 4 , 2016


**Advisory Board **

Antonia Albani, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

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

**Conference Chair**

Jorge Sanz, IBM Research at Almaden, California US
**Program co-Chairs**

David Aveiro, University of Madeira, Portugal 

Robert Pergl, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic 

Antonia Albani, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

**Organization co-Chairs**

David Aveiro, University of Madeira, Portugal

Duarte Gouveia, University of Madeira, Portugal

**Program Committee (to be

 Bernhard Bauer
 University of Augsburg, Germany

 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,

 Eric Dubois
 Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology,

 Erik Proper
 Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology,

 Florian Matthes
 Technical University Munich, Germany

 Frank Harmsen
 Maastricht University and Ernst & Young

 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 Hoogervorst
 Sogeti Netherlands, The Netherlands

 Jan Verelst
 University of Antwerp, Belgium

 Jens Gulden
 University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

 João Pombinho
 University of Lisbon, Portugal

 Johann Eder
 University of Klagenfurt, Austria

 Joop de Jong
 Mprise, The Netherlands

 José Tribolet
 INESC and University of Lisbon, Portugal

 Junichi Iijima
 Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

 Khaled Gaaloul
 Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology,

 Marcello Bax
 Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

 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

 Nuno Castela
 Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal

 Olga Oshmarina
 Higher School of Economics, Nizhny Novgorod,

 Paul Johanesson
 Stockholm University, Sweden

 Peter Loos
 University of Saarland, Germany

 Philip Huysmans
 University of Antwerp, Belgium

 Robert Lagerström
 KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

 Rony Flatscher
 Vienna University of Economics and Business
Administration, Austria

 Sanetake Nagayoshi
 Waseda University, Japan

 Sérgio Guerreiro
 Lusófona University, Lisbon, Portugal

 Steven van Kervel
 Formetis, The Netherlands

 Stijn Hoppenbrouwers
 HAN University of Applied Sciences

 Sybren de Kinderen
 University of Luxembourg

 Ulrich Frank
 University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

 Ulrik Franke
 Swedish Defense Research Agency, Sweden

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Received on Wednesday, 13 January 2016 19:04:32 UTC