CIAO! Enterprise Engineering Network

Call for papers


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. To do that, one needs to take a constructional or engineering perspective. Only engineers bring about changes.
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.

Focus and Goal

The Enterprise Engineering Working Conference 2012 is the second 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:

  • Enterprise Ontology
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Enterprise Governance
  • Enterprise modeling and simulation
  • Domain ontologies
  • Modeling (cross-enterprise) business processes
  • Reference models for (cross-enterprise) business processes
  • Business Process Management
  • Business Rules Management
  • Information systems design
  • Information system architectures
  • Component based system design
  • Service Oriented Design
  • Business process modeling and simulation
  • Participatory systems 


The Enterprise Engineering Working Conference 2012 follows the successful 1st EEWC in 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 conference, the Enterprise Engineering Working Conference 2012 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”.

Submission Conditions

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. Three to five keywords characterizing the paper should be indicated at the end of the abstract.

For submissions please go to the web page and:

1) sign-up

2) submit your abstract and

3) upload your paper.

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 16, 2012 
Paper submission  January 30, 2012 (extended deadline) 
Acceptance notification  February 15, 2012 
Camera ready  February 22, 2012 
EEWC  May 07-08, 2012 


General Chair

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

Conference Chair

Antonia Albani, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Organization Chair

Joseph Barjis, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Program Chair

David Aveiro, University of Madeira, Portugal

Program Committee

Bernhard Bauer  University of Augsburg, Germany 
Birgit Hofreiter  Vienna University of Technology, Austria 
Christian Huemer  Vienna University of Technology, Austria 
Dai Senoo  Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan 
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 
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  Sogeti Netherlands, The Netherlands 
Jan Verelst  University of Antwerp, Belgium 
Joaquim Filipe  School of Technology of Setúbal, Portugal 
Jorge Sanz  IBM Research at Almaden, California US 
José Tribolet  INESC and Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal 
Junichi Iijima  Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan 
Marielba Zacarias  University of Algarve, Portugal 
Martin Op’t Land  Capgemini, The Netherlands 
Natalia Aseeva  Higher School of Economics at Nizhny Novgorod, Russia 
Olga Khvostova  Higher School of Economics at Nizhny Novgorod, Russia 
Paul Johanesson  Stockholm University, Sweden 
Pedro Sousa  INESC and Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal 
Peter Loos  University of Saarland, Germany 
Pnina Soffer  MIS department, Haifa University, Israel 
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  Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan 
Stijn Hoppenbrouwers  Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands 
Ulrich Frank  University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany