CIAO! Enterprise Engineering Network

Program and Venue

In this page you find an overview of the 4th Enterprise Engineering Working Conference’s program, venue and list of accepted papers. Click here for the conference registration form, containing fields for all required information. Very special rates are offered in the official conference venue hotel – Vida Mar (5 stars, see image below) – and also on other hotels that are conference partners (4 and 3 stars). 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 payment you may be able to take care of registration fees, accommodation, airport transfers and flights. See details in the form. Bank transfer and credit cards are accepted.

The main conference program starts on Monday May 5th end of afternoon with a Conference Welcome Cocktail and ends Thursday May 8th just before lunch with the last paper session. On Monday May 5th we have the CIAO! Doctoral Consortium, also open to conference participants. On the other days surrounding the main conference program we have Optional Social programs and Enterprise Engineering Master Classes. These will be special sessions/meetings where authors and contributors of the current Enterprise Engineering Theories proposed by CIAO! Network will present their current views on such theories and lead group discussions with the purpose of further developing these theories making them as crisp and clear as they can be. These sessions will also be open to interested conference participants and whoever wants to read the contents of these theories and already participate in online discussions can join the CIAO! Online Forum.

Program overview



May 3rd


May 4th


May 5th


May 6th


May 7th


May 8th


EE Master Classes (Chair: Robert Winter)

EE Master Classes (Chair: Jan Dietz)

CIAO! Doctoral Consortium

Conference: Welcome (all chairs); Keynote (Ulrich Frank) & Paper Session 1 (Chair: José Tribolet)

Conference: Paper Session 3 & General discussion/working session (Chair: Robert Pergl)

Conference: Paper Session 4 & General discussion/working session (Chair: David Aveiro


EE Master Classes (Chair: Jan Dietz)

Optional Social Program: Flower Festival Parade; Levada walk

CIAO! Doctoral Consortium

Conference: Paper Session 2 & General discussion/working session (Chair: Antonia Albani)

Conference Industrial Track: Keynote (Jorge Sanz) & Invited talks – see titles and abstracts below (Chair: José Tribolet)

CIAO! Board Meeting

CIAO! Doctoral Consortium


Optional Social Program: To be announced Optional Social Program: To be announced

Conference Welcome Cocktail

Conference Social Program: Island Tour 1

DC/Conference Dinner

Conference Social Program: Island Tour 2

Conference Main Dinner

Optional Social Program: To be announced

CIAO! VIP Dinner (CIAO! Board Members only)

Click here for all information regarding the keynote lectures.

Click here for the detailed version of this program with all schedules precisely defined.

Click here to find documents such as Doctoral Consortium papers and Presentation slides from all the speakers, whenever possible.

List of accepted papers and Paper Sessions

Note: the proceedings of EEWC 2014 can be found here.

Session 1
Marne de Vries, Aurona Gerber and Alta Van der Merwe. The Nature of the Enterprise Engineering Discipline
Céline Décosse, Wolfgang Molnar and Henderik A. Proper. What does DEMO do? A qualitative analysis about DEMO in practice: founders, modelers and beneficiaries
Akiyoshi Araki and Junichi Iijima. A Pension System Redesign Case – Limitations and Improvements on DEMO

Session 2
Els Vanhoof, Philip Huysmans, Walter Aerts and Jan Verelst. Evaluating Accounting Information Systems that support Multiple GAAP Reporting using Normalized Systems Theory
Joop de Jong. Modeling Financial Statement Preparation of a SME Enterprise by an Accountancy Firm
João Pombinho, José Tribolet and David Aveiro. Linking Value Chains – Combining e3Value and DEMO for specifying Value Networks

Session 3
Estrela Ferreira Cruz, Ricardo-J. Machado and Maribel Yasmina Santos. From Business Process Models to Use Case Models: A systematic approach
Tomas Skersys, Paulius Danenas and Rimantas Butleris. Approach for Semi-Automatic Extraction of Business Vocabularies and Rules from Use Case Diagrams
Carlos Figueira and David Aveiro. A New Action Rule Syntax for Demo MOdels Based Automatic worKflow procEss geneRation (DEMOBAKER)
Yang Liu and Junichi Iijima. Automatic Model Transformation for Enterprise Simulation

Session 4
Frantisek Hunka and Jaroslav Zacek. Detailed Analysis of REA Ontology
Yun Wan and Vishnupriya Kalidindi. ECO-FOOTPRINT: an Innovation in Enterprise System Customization Processing
David Redlich, Wasif Gilani, Thomas Molka, Marc Drobek, Awais Rashid and Gordon Blair. Introducing a Framework for Scalable Dynamic Process Discovery

Industrial Track – Invited Talks

Enterprise Architecture 3.0 – Stewarding enterprises in motion

by Henderik Proper – Public Research Centre – Henri Tudor, LuxembourgHenderik Proper

Abstract: In this talk we review the history of enterprise architecture in terms of a number of past trends. This will take us from Enterprise Architecture 1.0, where an enterprise architecture is considered to be primarily seen as shaping the IT architecture, to Enterprise Architecture 2.0, where enterprise architecture is considered as a means to enable co-design of several aspects of the enterprise including business and IT. We then reflect on the fundamental role of enterprise architecture as a means of stewarding enterprises in motion. Enterprises are constantly in motion, in the sense that they are changed by a myriad of spontaneous, ad-hoc, or premeditated change/transformation/evolution efforts. Taking this understanding as a starting point, we then reflect on the practical implications for enterprise architecture in the near future, Enterprise Architecture 3.0, where we will also visit notions such as enterprise cartography and 2nd order business intelligence.

Enterprise Architecture Planning at the Portuguese Government

by Pedro Sousa1,3 and André Vasconcelos1,2André VasconcelosPedro Sousa

1Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 2AMA, 3Link Consulting, Portugal

Abstract: The Portuguese Government developed a global strategic plan to rationalize and decrease ICT costs in its Public Administration. The implementation of this strategy on ICT requires compliance with the guidelines of that strategic plan, which has the ultimate goal of achieving gains in savings and efficiency, envisioning a quality public service which presents lower costs for citizens and companies and simultaneously decreases public expenditures. The Portuguese law was changed in order to enforce that each new IT spending over 10.000 euros is submitted with an Information Systems’ Architecture to be approved by AMA, the Public Agency in charge of managing the Plan. AMA has defined a set of rules that are now part of the law, which defines the Architecture properties that must be verified for their approval. To address this need a tool (called EAMS) was implemented for the capture, maintenance, analysis and management of a Federated Architecture, providing autonomy to each Ministry but also the capability to verify the redundancies and opportunities to reuse, share and improve the investments at a national scale. Public Organizations use the EAMS front-office application to view Architectural blueprints and to propose new Architectural Scenarios. Every acquisition in each Public Organization is mapped as an Architectural Scenario transformation. And the set of all Architectural Scenario transformations provides a deep insight of how the global IT architecture is moving. This allows AMA to realize proper advices and actions – for example in the normalization domain – leading to important savings, and to a continuous alignment of Local and National ICT strategies.

The immensity of the organization in question requires us to leave the traditional approaches to Enterprise Architecture and follow an approach more in line with what Henderik Proper and Mark Lankhorst call “From State-thinking to Intervention-thinking”. The focus in the TO-BE behavior in detriment of the AS-IS state is also aligned with the concept of “Enterprise Governance and Enterprise Cartography” of José Tribolet and Pedro Sousa.

List of Doctoral Consortium accepted papers and Paper Sessions

DC Session 1
Niek Pluijmert (Supervisors: Wolfgang Molnar, Henderik A. Proper and Hans Mulder). Research Proposal Empirical validation of implementation of organization design based on DEMO transaction and actor role concept.

DC Session 2
Mark Mulder (Supervisors: Jan Dietz and Jan Verelst). Cross Channel Communication Architecture.

DC Session 3
Céline Décosse (Supervisors: Wolfgang Molnar and Henderik A. Proper). A Framework to Evaluate Business Process Modelling Methods.

DC Session 4
Kátia Coelho (Supervisors: Maurício Almeida and David Aveiro). Ontological principles of Documents Acts in DEMO Methodology: A case study in the context of Public Health Institutions.

DC Session 5
Duarte Gouveia (Supervisor: David Aveiro). Executable Model Ontology for Temporal Intelligent Organizations in Network Systems.

List of Doctoral Consortium papers accepted as posters

Fernanda Farinelli (Supervisor: Maurício Almeida). Ontologies and terminologies for semantic interoperability: an analysis focused on healthcare information systems.

Amarildo Magalhães (Supervisor: Renata Baracho). Reducing uncertainty in decision making through fuzzy logic: A model and prototype for monitoring and evaluation of IFMG higher courses.