CIAO! Enterprise Engineering Network

Call for papers

4th Enterprise Engineering Working Conference – May 5-8 2014 – Funchal

Proceedings published in Springer Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP).

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

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 Europe’s Leading Island Destination of 2013 by World Travel Awards. Come and visit us on a venue with breath taking views, providing inspiration and conditions for an interesting program with significant scientific advancement.

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 will also include: an Industry Track – presenting real world and interesting enterprise engineering case studies and projects; and a Doctoral Consortium – 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.

Furthermore, we will have a rich social program with fantastic tours everyday – before dinner – to amazing and famous spots on the island such as: the famous Balcões viewpoint, the Cabo Girão sea cliff (one of the highest in Europe) and the Porto Moniz natural sea water swimming pools. If you come a couple of days earlier, you will be able to attend the Madeira Flower Festival parade – one of the major tourist attractions of Madeira every year.

So don’t miss this conference focusing on the increasingly relevant discipline of enterprise engineering that has emerged from the disciplines of information systems engineering and management and organization sciences.

Checkout here details regarding program, venue and registration.


Modern enterprises face a strong pressure to increase agility and competitiveness, to operate on the global market, and to engage in manifold alliances. However, the vast majority of strategic initiatives in enterprises fail, meaning that enterprises are unable to gain success from their strategy. The key reason for these 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 in MBA programs. Such knowledge is indeed necessary for managing an enterprise, but it is inadequate 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. These responsibilities can only be borne if members have an appropriate knowledge and an effective awareness of the construction of the enterprise given by a sound engineering aproach.

Focus and Goal

The Enterprise Engineering Working Conference 2014 is the fourth working conference in the emerging field of Enterprise Engineering. The goal of the conference is to gather academics and practitioners in order to share innovative research issues and practical experiences, and to facilitate profound discussions about the challenges mentioned above. It is the mission of the discipline of Enterprise Engineering to develop new, appropriate theories, models, methods and other artifacts for the analysis, design, implementation, and governance of enterprises by combining (relevant parts of) management and organization science, information systems science, and computer science. The ambition is to address traditional topics in said disciplines from the Enterprise Engineering Paradigm. The result of the efforts should be theoretically rigorous and practically relevant.

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, Participative, and Interactive Modeling
  • Component-Based System Development
  • Domain Ontologies
  • Domain Reference Ontologies
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Enterprise Governance
  • Enterprise Modeling and Simulation
  • Enterprise Ontology
  • Information System Architectures
  • Information System Ontologies
  • Information Systems Design
  • Information Systems Development
  • Interoperability Testing and Verification
  • Modeling (cross-enterprise) Business Processes
  • Ontology-based Web Services
  • Participatory Systems
  • Reference Models for (cross-enterprise) Business Processes
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Service Oriented Design


The 4th Enterprise Engineering Working Conference in 2014 follows the successful preceding conferences in 2013, 2012 and 2011 and the preceding series of workshops (CIAO!’10, CIAO!’09, CIAO!’08, MIOS-CIAO’06, MIOS-INTEROP’05, MIOS’04) held at the DESRIST, CAiSE and OTM Federated conferences.

We are looking for articles on current or recently finished research projects as well as articles from practitioners. Based on our motivating experience of the previous workshops and working conferences, the Enterprise Engineering Working Conference 2014 is planned to be a real working conference, providing ample time for profound discussions following short presentations.


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


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 abstract.

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: January 10, 2014 (not mandatory)
Paper submission: January 26, 2014 (extended deadline)
Acceptance notification: February 10, 2014
Camera ready: February 24, 2014
EEWC: May 05-08, 2014



Advisory Board

Jan L.G. Dietz, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Antonia Albani, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

General Chair

José Tribolet, INESC and University of Lisbon, Portugal

Program Chair

David Aveiro, University of Madeira, Portugal

Organization 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
Bernhard Bauer University of Augsburg, Germany
Birgit Hofreiter Vienna University of Technology, Austria
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
Emmanuel Hostria Rockwell Automation, USA
Eric Dubois Public Research Centre – Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
Erik Proper Public Research Centre – Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
Florian Matthes Technical University Munich, Germany
Geert Poels University of Gent, Belgium
Gil Regev École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Itecor, Switzerland
Graham McLeod University of Cape Town, South Africa
Hans Mulder University of Antwerp, Belgium
Jan Hoogervorst Antwerp Management School, Belgium
Jan Verelst University of Antwerp, Belgium
João Pombinho University of Lisbon, Portugal
Joaquim Filipe School of Technology of Setúbal, Portugal
Joop de Jong Mprise, The Netherlands
Jorge Sanz IBM Research at Almaden, California US
Joseph Barjis Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Junichi Iijima Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Khaled Gaaloul Public Research Centre – Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
Linda Terlouw ICRIS, The Netherlands
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
Natalia Aseeva Higher School of Economics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Niek Pluijmert INQA Quality Consultants, The Netherlands
Nuno Castela Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal
Olga Oshmarina Higher School of Economics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Paul Johanesson Stockholm University, Sweden
Pedro Sousa INESC and University of Lisbon, Portugal
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
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 Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Sybren de Kinderen Public Research Centre – Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
Ulrich Frank University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Wolfgang Molnar Public Research Centre – Henri Tudor, Luxembourg