ICEIMT Workshop at ICE (International Conference on Concurrent Enterprising)

Next Generation Enterprise Architecture

23-24 June, 2009

Leiden , the Netherlands



IFIP WG5.12 Architectures for Enterprise Integration
IFAC TC 5.3 Enterprise Integration and Networking
CIMOSA Association
DFI eV, Berlin ( German Member of V-Lab)
ESoCE-NET, (European Society of Concurrent Enterprising Network)



Enterprise Architecture (EA) has grown in the past ten years as a proven technical discipline and has mostly been used (with notable exceptions) for managing and delivering large ICT programs of work. Whilst the value of EA as a technical framework is no longer in question, its relevance as a useful decision support tool for senior decision makers within the modern Organization has not yet been established.

This year’s ICEIMT ’09 (International Conference on Enterprise Integration and Modelling Technology) in Bled , Slovenia (14 th -16 th  December, 2009) will deal predominantly with this key emerging issue. As a precursor to this forum, several international workshops are being organised at affiliated events such as the ICE’09 (International Conference on Concurrent Enterprising) in Leiden , the Netherlands . The objective of these workshops are to present position papers covering the various issues associated with this topic and to then open the floor for discussion and debate. This debate will be summarized and collated as a ‘Key Findings’ report with all reports being submitted and presented as full papers at ICEMT’09 at the end of the year.

The consequence of the increasing pace of the global economy and the reliance on complex (manufacturing and information) technologies make the management of change and business evolution increasingly difficult, resulting suboptimal or risky behaviours on all levels of the enterprise and indeed entire economies. The ‘new economy’ demands that agile virtual enterprises and networks of enterprises be created on demand, first creating and then relying on a complex network of social and technical infrastructure.  In this climate, all levels of management must be prepared to perform feasible business innovation, to analyse and understand the needs, to assess the feasibility, and to rapidly enact the change.  The methods and tools of EA hold a great promise to help such business development endeavours, but surprisingly have not yet been adopted by senior business management.

It is believed that this topic is closely associated with the uptake and understanding of key issues such as Interoperability and concurrent Enterprise Engineering by senior decision makers within modern Organizations. If architecture professionals are unable to provide the necessary information for senior business Managers in the right context at the right time and in a way that is easily accessible and able to be understood, then the value of the large programs of work necessary to implement true Enterprise Interoperability and concurrent engineering will not be truly appreciated or understood. 

It is believed that the Next Generation Enterprise Architecture provides the opportunity to bring both technical and business disciplines together to address this underlying divide.  The objective of this series of workshops is to bring out the underlying issues and directions of this problem area.

Key Topics:

  • Next Generation Enterprise Architecture (NextGenEA): what is it, what does it need to succeed and what does it include: Interoperability, ‘Cloud Computing’, new ways of Visualization, Enterprise Integration, Enterprise Resource Management, Enterprise Data Consolidation
  • Role of the senior Decision Maker: What is the role of the senior decision maker? What types of information and tools do they require to be effective? Can NextGen EA make a difference or indeed add any value to the day to day activities and key decisions made by senior business managers within a modern Organization?
  • Decision Support Tools: What are the current EA tools on the market? What are the current management decision support tools available to senior decision makers? Is there a gap or a cross over point between the two or is the current marketplace effectively being served by existing product offerings?
  • Enterprise Architecture Frameworks (practice and theory): What do existing EA frameworks say about the role of senior decision makers in the architectural process and what is the role of architecture in the making of critical business decisions within the modern Organization?
  • Interoperability: ­ present and future trends & standardization across Organizations? How do these trends support or refute the case for NextGen EA as a tool for senior decision makers within the modern Organization?
  • NextGen EA: New theories and techniques, interdisciplinary approaches for combining Management Theory and traditional EA topics, such as Enterprise Modelling / Enterprise Engineering / Enterprise Integration
  • Which Research Frameworks  are appropriate for the investigation of the above questions?  Human understanding and communication as a condition of interoperability. Suitable social and organisational structures that create the motivation and the opportunity to achieve common understanding and consensus and the potential need for new organisational forms and cultural change



Position Paper’s submission deadline for Contributors: (1200-1500 words max) and
1) declaration of intent to submit a full paper by the full paper submission deadline, or
2) declaration of intent to participate based on  position paper only.

30 th March 2009

Referees’ reports back to Contributors:

6 th April 2009

Full paper submission

15 th April 2009

Referees’ reports back to Contributors

22 th April 2009

Full papers (camera ready) submission

30 th April 2009

Registration of Attendance for Workshop

10 th May 2009

Circulation of Position Papers to all registered Attendees

7 th June 2009

Submission procedure:

Please send your paper electronically as a Word file to

Workshop Format

The Workshop will run for two days, 23-24 June, in parallel with the ICE’09 Leiden Conference.

Day 1: all contributors will have 20-25 minutes to make a preliminary statement based on the position paper (or full paper) previously submitted. The remainder of Day 1 will be spent in facilitated discussion exploring the topics identified by the various Contributors. The end of Day 1 will see a short re-statement of Key Issues by the workshop conveners.

Day 2 will continue to explore the various topics identified on the first day, with a break for lunch. After lunch, each of the contributors will be given a chance to make a short wrap-up and summary of key issues and any key findings that may have emerged during discussion in relation to their initial position papers. At the end of Day 2, the conveners will summarize the Key Findings and conclude the workshops with thanks to all contributors.

Expected number of contributors: maximum 16.

Post Workshop

The conveners will prepare a key findings summary report and circulate for review by all participants who agree to contribute to the report. This key findings paper, once finalized and approved, will be submitted to various academic journals as well as an invited or keynote paper as part of ICEIMT’09 in Bled, Slovenia, 14 th – 16 th December 2009. All contributors will be invited to attend ICEIMT’09 and given the opportunity to once again be involved in similar workshops if they so wish.

Proceedings :

The proceedings of the ICE’09 conference will be published as an on-line book by the conference organiser ESoCE-NET, (European Society of Concurrent Enterprising Network) and include refereed full papers depending on the submission.

Paper Format:

Position papers should be approximately 1,200-1,500 words. 

Full papers should be maximum 10 pages in length (a full page of text is approx 500 words). A typical paper might be for example 3750 words long (including references) + plus figures.


Position papers will be reviewed by at least two members of the international program committee and notification of invitation to present the position paper will be issued on the basis of this review. 

Full papers will be reviewed using a blind refereeing process by at least two (typically three) members of the International Programme Committee.

If you plan to submit a full paper, please submit a short version of your paper by the position paper deadline and indicate your intention to submit a full paper.

If you plan to submit a position paper only, please notify the IPC of this intention.

  • IFIP WG5.12 Architectures for Enterprise Integration,
  • IFAC TC 5.3 Enterprise Integration and Networking,
  • CIMOSA Association,
  • DFI- eV V-Lab (German Member of V-Lab (Brussels),
  • ESoCE-NET, (European Society of Concurrent Enterprising Network)

International Program committee


Peter Bernus, Griffith Univ, AU

Ricardo Goncalves, Uninova, PT


Robert Bierwolf, IEEE, Benelux
Ángel Ortíz Bas, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Soumen Chatterjee, Enterprise Architecture Consultant, UK
David Chen, U Bordeaux , FR
Mark Fox, Novator , CA
John Gotze, Copenhagen Business School, DK
Ted Goranson , Earl Research , USA
Brane Kalpic, AT Kearney , SI
Kai Mertins, German Member of V-Lab (Brussel): DFI eV, Berlin
Bernhard Katzy, CETIM, Univ BW, DE
Kurt Kosanke, CIMOSA Assoc , DE
Kai Mertins, Fraunhofer , DE
Hong Li, Water Logic. USA
Arturo Molina, ITESM, MX
Ovidiu Noran, Griffith Univ, AU
Keith Popplewell - Coventry University , UK
Herve Panetto, U Nancy , FR
Olivier Rerolle, CETIM, Univ BW, DE
Simon Ridings, Curtin U, AU
Pallab Saha, National Univ Singapore , SG
David Romero, ITESM, MX
Klaus D Thoben, BIBA , DE
Patrick Turner. ASPL, AU
Francois Vernadat, ECA, EU
Larry Whitman, Wichita State. Univ, USA
Richard Weston, Loughborough U , UK
Martin Zelm, CIMOSA Assoc , DE