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EEWC Forum 2017

Call for papers

The EEWC Forum is a place within the Enterprise Engineering Working Conference (EEWC) for presentation and discussion of new and preliminary ideas, reports and case studies from practice and tools related to enterprise engineering. Intended to serve as an interactive platform, the Forum aims at the presentation of emerging new topics and controversial positions, as well as demonstration of innovative systems, tools, applications and reports of application of enterprise engineering methods and tools. The Forum sessions at the EEWC conference aim to facilitate the interaction, discussion, and exchange of ideas among presenters and participants and integrate knowledge of academic and practitioner perspectives. It is one of the results of the merger of the TEE (Transformation and Engineering of Enterprises) series into the EEWC in the 2017 edition.

Contributions to EEWC Forum are welcome to address any of the EEWC conference topics (see the Call for Papers) and in particular the themes of TEE series.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: April 3rd 2017
Notification of acceptance: April 10th 2017
Camera ready deadline: April 20th 2017
EEWC Forum: May 9-11th 2017

Author Guidelines

We invite two types of submissions:

Poster papers present innovative research projects, which are still at a relatively early stage and do not necessarily include a full-scale validation. Poster papers will be presented as posters in the Forum’s Poster Sessions in the EEWC Program.

Case Reports describe real world cases. These papers typically take a “practitioner’s” perspective, and tend not to use formal scientific protocols. These papers provide interesting starting points for discussion and reflection during the conference.

Poster papers are short papers that must not exceed 8 pages and case report papers have maximum limit of 15 pages. Both papers must follow the LNCS format. They should be submitted in PDF format through our conference management system available here. The submitted papers must be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere.

Case Report Guidelines

Case report papers should reflect the mission of TEE, which is bringing together academia and the industry regarding the EEWC topics. Case reports should stimulate the discussion and the synergy between these two “worlds”, with the ultimate objective of improving the field of enterprise engineering and transformation. Case reports should follow the STARR format (Situation, Task, Approach, Result, Reflection).

The following STARR points should be discussed in the paper:

The Situation in which the case is positioned. This includes (but is not limited to) the broader context of the case organisation (e.g. market, competition), the characteristics of the case organisation (facts & figures), its challenges and opportunities, important stakeholders, the reason why the case (project) was initiated, possibly a history of earlier attempts, etc.

The Task that has been conducted. This includes (but is not limited to) goals and objectives of the project, its budget and timelines, special requirements, the roles of the various stakeholders.

The Approach taken. This includes (but is not limited to) the method used, the various steps in this method, the paradigm or underlying philosophy of the approach/method, the work products and deliverables that were produced, the way in which the project was planned and managed, the risk management approach and the tools used.

The Results of the project/efforts. This includes (but is not limited to) the actual benefits for the case organisation and stakeholders, a cost/benefit analysis and the extent to which the case organisation was actually transformed.

A Reflection on the case. This includes (but is not limited to) a discussion about the faced challenges, the way in which the existing methods, frameworks, etc, aided in dealing with these challenges, omissions and limitations found, thoughts on how to possibly ‘fix’ such omissions and limitations.

Contrary to e.g. case studies, no formal scientific methods is required for the reflections in a case report. Case reports are also specifically intended to allow practitioners to engage in the discussions at the EEWC Forum.

Paper submission from industry as well as from young researchers (MSc. graduates, young PhD researchers) is strongly encouraged.

Publication and Presentations

Accepted papers will be submitted for publication online in CEUR Proceedings.
It is expected that at least one of the authors attends EEWC and presents the paper either as poster or as a case report. The presentation in both cases will include the participation at the EEWC forum discussions between the authors and EEWC participants.

Forum Chairs

David Aveiro, University of Madeira and Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, Portugal
Robert Pergl, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Hans Mulder, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Jan Verelst, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Henderik A. Proper, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg

Forum Program Committee

Alberto Silva, INESC and University of Lisbon, Portugal
Carlos Mendes, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Christian Huemer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Duarte Gouveia, University of Madeira, Portugal
Eduard Babkin, Higher School of Economics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Fernanda Araujo Baiao, UNIRIO, Brazil
Florian Matthes, Technical University Munich, Germany
Frank Harmsen, Maastricht University and Ernst & Young Advisory, The Netherlands
Frederik Gailly, Ghent University, Belgium
Geert Poels, Ghent University, Belgium
Giancarlo Guizzardi, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Gil Regev, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Graham McLeod, University of Cape Town and, South Africa
Hans Mulder, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Jan Dietz, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Jan Hoogervorst, Sogeti Netherlands, The Netherlands
Jens Gulden, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Joop de Jong, Mprise, The Netherlands
Jose Tribolet, INESC and University of Lisbon, Portugal
Joseph Barjis, Institute of Engineering and Management, San Francisco, USA
Julio Nardi, Federal Institute of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Junichi Iijima, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Linda Terlouw, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Luiz Olavo Bonino, VU University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Marcela Vegetti, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Argentina
Martin Cloutier, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Martin Op ’T Land, Capgemini, The Netherlands
Mauricio Almeida, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miguel Mira Da Silva, INESC and University of Lisbon, Portugal
Monika Kaczmarek, University Duisburg Essen, Germany
Nelson King Khalifa, University, United Arab Emirates
Niek Pluijmert, INQA Quality Consultants, The Netherlands
Peter Loos, University of Saarland, Germany
Petr Kremen, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Philip Huysmans, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Ricardo Falbo, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Robert Lagerström, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Robert Pergl, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Robert Winter, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Rodrigo Magalhaes, Kuwait Maastricht Business School, Kuwait
Rony Flatscher, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Austria
Sérgio Guerreiro, INESC and University of Lisbon, Portugal
Sanetake Nagayoshi, Shizuoka University, Japan
Steven van Kervel, Formetis, The Netherlands
Sybren de Kinderen, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tatiana Poletaeva, Higher School of Economics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Ulrik Franke, Swedish Defense Research Agency, Sweden