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ICEIMT Workshop 14-16 December 2009 Bled, Slovenia (Call for papers)


Workshop organised by IFIP WG 5.12 in conjunction with IEDC Bled School of Management, AT Kearney Slovenia and IFAC TC5.3


Workshop Title

The Future Enterprise Architecture: a Fusion of Management Science and Engineering?


This workshop is the third in the series leading up to the main ICEIMT2010 conference.  The ICEIMT movement started in the early 1990s as a collaboration of the US and the European Union to identify long term strategic research directions, obstacles and opportunities of Enterprise Integration (as the field was called at the time).


The first applications of Enterprise Integration (EI) / Enterprise Architecture (EA) mainly concentrated on the creation, transformation and management of information systems and the underlying information technology in the enterprise (sometimes coupled with the management and transformation of the material processing system), but the EI/EA paradigm (enterprise modelling and engineneering) has been slowly extending its coverage to traditional management areas.


At the same time, business management, business transformation, leadership and innovation – as exercised at the executive and business unit management levels –  has been operating under a different paradigm, using various management theories and methods, to decide on and manage business development, investment, to adopt new business models, or to develop the organisation.


By the early XXIst century it became clear that these two sides are so intricately intertwined that to create real business agility and innovation the enterprise must be considered in its totality, as a multi-faceted system of evolving and hybrid (human – machine) systems.


Consequently a future unified theory of enterprise, associated methods and tools, and ensuing new practices would have to be based on results of both of these broad fields and those of their sub-disciplines, and be wide in scope to be applicable for the consideration of human, social, economic and technology aspects of enterprise.


Aims and scope


The aim of this workshop is to foster the exchange of ideas between management and engineering science to explore the synergies that could be used for creating a coherent framework for the future enterprise to achieve, or improve, agility, innovation, sustained economic performance, resilience and other desirable systemic properties.


The scope includes presentations of future directions of individual sub-disciplines as well as organised debates among leading thinkers / researchers from management, economics, engineering, systems science, enterprise arch itecture, information systems, ICT, industrial engineering and potentially other relevant disciplines.




·         Future directions and challenges in

            - management science and practice,

            - enterprise architecture research and practice,

            - systems science, systems engineering, ICT and complex systems;

·         The economy as a complex enterprise

·         Interdisciplinary synergies, frameworks that could organise management and engineering knowledge

·         If a ‘grand unifying theory’ of enterprise were achievable, what would be the practical consequences of such a theory (and associated methods and tools) on management and engineering practice, and on the sub-disciplines themselves? 

·         Which communities should act on such a challenge?

·         Candidate theories, frameworks and paradigms

·         Collective intelligence and the intelligent enterprise: theories, models and implementation

·         Management and the use of enterprise modelling

·         Whole of life and complete life cycle approaches to enterprise engineering -- the systems science of EA and management

·         Maturity models of enterprise architecture and of management;  coordination and consistency in decision making


Workshop Format


The event follows the tradition of ICEMT workshops that precede the main ICEIMT conference.   Papers may present individual research results, overviews of achievements of the area, and / or identify future research directions.


Paper presentations will be followed by discussions in break-out groups moderated by leading experts.  Summaries of the discussions and debate will be reported back to participants at the Workshop and will also be included in the post proceedings.  Main contributors of the debates will be invited to turn the outcomes of the workshop into full papers to be submitted to the main ICEIMT 2010 conference.


Paper submission and format


Option 1. Submit full paper before conference, or


Option 2. Submit extended abstract (max 2 pages) before the conference and

                submit full paper after the conference


Submission by email to eigroup @

Papers should not exceed 15 pages (approx 7500 words including figures) in the

LNCS/LNBIP Format Proceedings and other Multi-author volumes.


In both cases (option 1 or option 2) full papers will be double blind refereed by at least three members of the International Program Committee.


Important Dates


As soon as possible                   Email expressions of interest to eigroup @

October 20th, 2009                     Draft Paper and / or Extended Abstract (for late submission contact eigroup @

October 31th , 2009                    Acceptance notification

November 5th 2009                     Registration

December 14-16th, 2009             ICEIMT Workshop in Bled


For authors who submitted extended abstract (option 2)

January 31st , 2010                     Full paper submission for post proceedings

February 15, 2010                      Acceptance notification


For all authors (option 1 and option 2)

            February 28, 2010                      Submit Camera Ready paper     




Full papers will be blind refereed by three members of the International Program Committee.  The volume will also include transcripts or summaries of discussions that took place at the conference.


Post Proceedings will appear as a volume of Springer Verlag’s Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing LNBIP (under negotiation).  Attendees will receive electronic copies of the accepted papers and extended abstracts before the workshop.




IFIP Working Group 5.12 Architectures for Enterprise Integration

IEDC Bled School of Management,  AT Kearney Slovenia.

WG1 of ISO TC184 SC5 (Architecture, communications and integration frameworks) will hold its meeting during the week of the workshop

IFAC TC5.3 Enterprise Integration and Networking


Local Organising Committee


Nenad Filipovic, IEDC Bled School of Management, SI

Andrej Vizjak, A.T. Kearney, SI

Branko Žibret, A.T. Kearney, SI



International Program Committee


IPC chair:                      Peter Bernus, Griffith U CEARM, AU

Co-chair  (Americas)      Ted Goranson, Earl Research, US

Co-chairs (Europe)         Brane Kalpic, IEDC, SI and

                        John Gøtze CBS and IT Univ CPH, DK

Co-chair (Asia-Pacific)    Pat Turner, ASPL and Griffith U CEARM, AU


Steering Committee


Bernus, Peter, Griffith U, AU

Doumeingts, Guy, INTEROP-VLab,B & UoB, FR

Filipovic, Nenad, IEDC, SI

Fox, Mark, Novator, CA

Goranson, Ted, Earl, Research, USA

Gøtze, John, CPH Bus School, DK

Gruninger, Michael, Utoronto, CA

Jochem, Roland, IIS, Univ. Kassel, DE

Kalpic, Brane, ATK & IEDC, SI

Katzy, Bernhard, Cetim, U Munchen, DE

Kosanke, Kurt, CIMOSA, DE

Kovacs, Gyorgy, Sztaki, HU

Martin, Richard, Tinwistle, USA

Mertins, Kai, Fraunhofer, DE

Molina, Gutiérrez Arturo, TEC Monterrey, MX

Nemes, Laszlo, Nemes Cons, AU

Noran, Ovidiu, Griffith U, AU

Panetto, Hervé, U Nancy. FR

Romero, David, Tec Monterrey, MX

Schmidt, Gunter, U Saarlandes, DE

Turner, Pat, CEARM & ASPL, AU

Vernadat, Francois, ECA, EU (LX)

Vlietsrta, Jakob, USA

Weisman, Robert, Buildthevision, CA

Weston, Richard, Loughborogh U, UK

Zelm, Martin, CIMOSA, DE

Saha, Pallab, NUS, Singapore


Program Committee (tbc)


Bansal , Sam, SIS, USA

Basanez , Luis, IOC, UP Catalunya, ES

Bernus, Peter, CEARM Griffith U, AUS

Browne , Jim, NU Ireland, Galway, IE

Bussler , Chris, Merced Sys, USA

Chapurlat, Vincent, EMA, FR

Chen, David, U Bordeaux I, FR

Chen, Yuliu, Tshinghua U, PRC

Deng, Ziquong, Narvik I.T., N

Edwards, John, Loughborough Uof T, UK

Favrel, Joel, Insa-Lyon, FR

Filip , Florin, TU Bucharest, RO

Fox, Mark, U of Toronto & Novator, CA

Fukuda , Yoshihiro, Hosei U, JP

Garetti, Marco, Poli di Milano, IT

Goranson, Ted, Earl, Research, USA

Gøtze, John, CPH Bus School & IT U, DK

Gruninger, Michael, U Toronto, CA

Haidegger , Geza, Sztaki, HU

Jarke , Matthias, TU Aachen, DE

Jochem, Roland, IIS, Univ. Kassel, DE

José Pinto Ferreira , João, INESC, U Porto, Pt

Kalpic, Brane, ATK & IEDC, SI

Katzy, Bernhard, CETIM, U Munchen, DE

Kopacek, Peter, TU Wien, A

Kosanke, Kurt, CIMOSA, DE

Kovacs, Gyorgy, Sztaki, HU

Li , Hong, Columbus, USA

Martin, Richard, Tinwistle Co, USA

Mertins, Kai, Fraunhofer, DE

Molina Gutierrez , Arturo, ITESM, Mexico

Mylopoulos , John, U of Toronto, CA

Nemes, Laszlo, Nemes Consulting, AU

Noran, Ovidiu, Griffith U, AU

Obrst, Leo, MITRE Corp. US

Ortiz , Angel, UP Valencia,ES

Panetto, Hervé, U Nancy. FR

Petit, Michael, U Namur, B

Romero, David, ITESM, MX

Rozsenich, Norbert, BMWF, Wien, Austria

Saha, Pallab, NUS, Singapore

Schmidt, Gunter, U Saarlandes, DE

Shorter , David, IT Focus UK

Turner, Pat, CEARM & ASPL, AU

Vernadat, Francois, ECA, EU (LX)

Vesterager, Johan, DK

Vlacic, Ljubo, Griffith U, AU

Vlietstra , Jakob, USA

Weisman, Robert, Buildthevision, CA

Weston, Richard, Loughborogh U, UK

Whitman, Lawrence,  Wichita State U, USA

Williams, Ted, IIES, Purdue University USA

Zelm, Martin, CIMOSA, DE