CIAO! Enterprise Engineering Network

Call for Papers

5th Enterprise Engineering Working Conference – June 15-19 2015 – Prague, Czech Republic

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

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Experience the benefits of a Working Conference, an Industry Track and a Doctoral Consortium in Prague, the “heart of Europe”, as the capital of the Czech Republic is often referred to. Come and visit us on a venue, that breathes with history, architectural jewels, hearty cuisine and a unique atmosphere, providing inspiration and conditions for an interesting program with significant scientific advancement.


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 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. 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 2015 is the fifth 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, 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 5th Enterprise Engineering Working Conference in 2015 follows the successful preceding conferences in 2014, 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 2015 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: February 18, 2015  (not mandatory)
Paper submission: March 8, 2015  (extended deadline)
Acceptance notification: March 25, 2015
Camera ready: April 8, 2015
EEWC Main program: June 15-17, 2015
EEWC Ciao! Research Discussion Sessions: June 18-19, 2015


Advisory Board

Antonia Albani, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Jan L.G. Dietz, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Jan Hoogervorst, Antwerp Management School, Belgium
Hans Mulder, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Conference Chairs

Robert Pergl, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Robert Winter, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Program Chairs

David Aveiro, University of Madeira, Portugal
Jorge Sanz, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Jan Verelst, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Antonia Albani, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Organization Chairs

Robert Pergl, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Michal Valenta, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Program Committee

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, Russia
Eric Dubois Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
Erik Proper Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
Florian Matthes Technical University Munich, Germany
Frank Harmsen Maastricht University and Ernst & Young Advisory
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, Luxembourg
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, Russia
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