CIAO! Enterprise Engineering Network

Call for Papers

Tenth Enterprise Engineering Working Conference

September 14th – 16th, 2020, Bozen / Bolzano, Italy, as part of BOSK 2020

Important Dates (submission window):

August 9th: Submission deadline for initial versions of papers

October 4th: Final versions of papers

The 2020 Enterprise Engineering Working Conference (EEWC 2020) will be the 10th working conference addressing the field of Enterprise Engineering. As it is not unlikely that there will still be Covid-19 related travel restrictions in place for several of us by September, it has been decided for the BOSK 2020 events to take place in some on-line format. This also applies to EEWC 2020.

The precise format, and platform, we will employ for EEWC 2020 is still under investigation. This also depends on the experiences which we, as a community, will gain from e.g. CAiSE 2020 and IEEE CBI 2020, which have also chosen to “go on-line”.

Nevertheless, the goal remains to gather academics and practitioners in order to share innovative research issues and practical experiences, balancing rigour and relevance, as well as to facilitate profound discussions on the discipline of enterprise engineering. Furthermore, as in earlier years, the proceedings of EEWC 2020 will be published as post-conference proceedings in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP). The use of post-conference proceedings enables the authors to update their submissions based on the feedback from reviewers, as well as the discussions during the conference, which truly underlines the working conference character of EEWC.

In going on-line, we will take the opportunity to take a further step in turning our EEWC conferences in a community-driven working event. We plan to organise the reviewing process in a more open format, involving a broader, and open, discussion within the community using an on-line discussion platform.

More specifically, the plan is to have each paper go through the following process:

  1. Each submitted paper (via EasyChair) will be reviewed by three reviewers. The reviewers will be asked (1) if the current version of the paper is good enough to be published on the on-line discussion platform, and (2) to provide a discussion statement regarding the paper, to kick-off the discussion on the on-line platform. For these discussion statements, the reviewers can choose to remain anonymous or not.
  2. The discussions on the on-line platform will start well ahead of the actual conference. 
  3. Two weeks before the conference, the on-line discussions will be closed.
  4. The authors will then have the option to provide an updated version of their papers. In addition, they will be required to provide a 20 minute pre-recorded video with a presentation. These will have to be provided one week before the actual conference will take place.
  5. During the conference week, the community will be able to read the (updated version of the paper), and watch the pre-recorded video.
  6. During the actual conference days, video-meetings will be organised in which the papers (and presentations) will be discussed in more detail.
  7. Three weeks after the conference, the authors are required to submit an updated version of their paper via EasyChair. The latter will be re-assessed by the reviewers. Based on this, the final selection of papers to be included in the post-proceedings will be made.

The above structure also allows us to be rather flexible in terms of submission deadlines. We plan to allow (initial) submissions (see step 1 above) from the 1st of June until the 9th of August, while we aim the on-line forum to be available as of mid June.


The proceedings of the working conference will, as always, be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP).

As in the previous years, the EEWC working conference will use post-conference proceedings. This enables the authors to update their submissions based on the feedback from reviewers, as well as the discussions during the working conference. Additionally, it provides us with more flexibility regarding the submission and reviewing process.

Relevant Topics

Topics of interest to for the EEWC include, but are not limited to:

  • Specific aspects of enterprises:
    • Business processes
    • Business rules
    • Information systems
    • Software architectures
  • Cross cutting concerns for enterprises:
    • FAIR principles on good data management
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Sustainability
    • Cyber risks
    • Governance
    • Coherence
    • Resilience & antifragility 
  • Specific activities within enterprise engineering:
    • Architecture
    • Design
    • Transformation
    • Creation & use of reference models
    • Tool support for enterprise engineering
  • Foundations of enterprise engineering:
    • Cybernetics
    • Complex adaptive systems
    • Foundations of (conceptual) modelling
    • Fact-based thinking & modelling
    • Enterprise ontology
    • Normalised systems theory
    • Foundational ontologies
    • Collaborative & participatory modelling & design
  • Application of enterprise engineering:
    • Case studies in enterprise engineering
    • Application of enterprise engineering in specific sectors / industries


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.

For the actual submission, please go to our Easychair conference web page (available soon).

Important Dates

Submission window for initial versions of papers:22-06-2020 to 09-08-2020
Discussion on on-line forum: 15-06-2020 to 31-08-2020
Submission of pre-recorded presentation & updated paper:06-09-2020
Presentation & updated paper available for viewing: 11-09-2020 to 18-09-2020
Conference & video call based discussions:14-09-2020 to 16-09-2020
Final versions of papers due:04-10-2020
Notification of acceptance to post-proceedings: 25-10-2020
Camera ready: 01-11-2020


Program Co-Chairs

  • David Aveiro, University of Madeira, Portugal
  • Giancarlo Guizzardi, University of Bolzano / Bozen, Italy
  • Robert Pergl, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Henderik A. Proper, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg

Program Committee (to be confirmed/updated)

  • Alberto Silva, INESC and University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Carlos Mendes, INESC and University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Carlos Páscoa, Portuguese Air Force Academy, Portugal
  • Duarte Gouveia, University of Madeira, Portugal
  • Eduard Babkin, Higher School of Economics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
  • Florian Matthes, Technical University Munich, Germany
  • Frederick Gailly, Ghent University
  • Geert Poels, University of Gent, Belgium
  • Gil Regev, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Graham McLeod, McLeod,, South Africa and University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Hans Mulder, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Jaap Gordijn, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
  • Jan Dietz, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Jan Verelst, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Jens Gulden, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Jorge Sanz, Computing and Business School, National University of Singapore
  • José Tribolet, INESC and University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Joseph Barjis, San Jose State University, USA
  • Julio Nardi, NEMO/IFES, Brazil
  • Junichi Iijima, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Maria-Eugenia Iacob, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Marcela Vegeti, CONICET, Argentina
  • Marcello Bax, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Martin Op ‘t Land, Capgemini, The Netherlands and University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Maurício Almeida, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Miguel Mira da Silva, INESC and University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Peter Loos, University of Saarland, Germany
  • Petr Kremen, Babylon Health, UK and Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Philip Huysmans, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Pnina Soffer, MIS department, Haifa University, Israel
  • Pontus Johnson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Robert Lagerström, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Robert Winter, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Rony Flatscher, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria
  • Sanetake Nagayoshi, Shizuoka University, Japan
  • Stefan Strecker, University of Hagen, Germany
  • Stephan Aier, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Steven van Kervel, Formetis, The Netherlands
  • Stijn Hoppenbrouwers, HAN University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
  • Sybren de Kinderen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Tatyana Poletaeva, INSA/LITIS, France
  • Ulrich Frank, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Ulrik Franke, Swedish Defense Research Agency, Sweden